Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Penguin Canada, 2008 - 453 páginas
Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.
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Despite Thistlewood's gonorrhea-ridden, nymphomaniacal sex life, which he
detailed in Latin abbreviations, he shared thirty-three years of his life with
Phibbah, a black Creole slave he loved and treated as his wife. It was not love at
270 Phibbah was completely loyal and usually faithful, though Thistlewood noted
jealously that she sometimes slept with John Cope and, in later life, seemed far
too interested in a handsome mulatto worker. Phibbah did not rely on erotic ...
This unsatisfactory arrangement lasted for six months, during which Phibbah
negotiated for Thistlewood's return to Egypt, acting as the indefatigable
intermediary between him and the Copes. On Christmas Eve, the lovers were
reunited and ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
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Was disappointed in this, although it did have its moments. Parts were undigested, and it lacked a real overview and global perspective somehow. That being said, i devoured the detail on the West Indian lobby and British sugar traders. Leer comentario completo
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