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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380 On July 3, the African Apongo, renamed Wager and now known as King of
the Rebels, was captured and hung up in chains. Before he could be cut down
and burned, he died. Another rebel leader was condemned to be burned.
William Dickson, quoted in Beckles, Natural Rebels, p. 45. 185. Barnet,
Biography of a Runaway Slave, p. 59. 186. Quoted in Beckles, Natural Rebels, p.
79. This is why slaves sold their Guinea-corn to buy other foodstuffs. 187. Quoted
Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor, pp. 77-78. 342. Schwartz, Sugar
Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society, p. 403. 343. Lewis, Journal of a
West India Proprietor, p. 72. 344. Ibid., pp. 87, 89. 345. Beckles, Natural Rebels,
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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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