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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Leaders emerged and coordinated their efforts, among them Granville Sharp,
Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce, James Stephen, Josiah Wedgwood and
the Reverends James Ramsay, John Wesley and John Newton. Sharp had
Charles, an absentee slaveholder, wished to marry abolitionist Wilberforces
daughter. Their marriage, Pinney argued, was "most likely to produce beneficial
results to the improvement of the slave population." After Wilberforce learned how
Quoted in Warner, William Wilberforce, p. 55. 424. Quoted in Walvin, Slavery and
British Society, p. 124. 425. Quoted in Warner, William Wilberforce, p. 139. 426.
Quoted in Drescher, "Whose Abolition?" 427. Wilberforce to William Hey, Feb.
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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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