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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Abolition's first wave settled on abolishing the slave trade as a way to stamp out
the worst abuses of slavery as well as the brutality of the Middle Passage. The
rationale for this was simple: if slaveholders could not replace dead slaves with ...
In May 1830, the Anti-Slavery Society opted for immediate abolition of slavery.
Unlike the men, abolitionist women were not sanctified, though Elizabeth Heyrick,
Anne Knight, Lucy Townsend, Sarah Wedgwood, Mary Lloyd, Sophia Sturge and
Quoted in Drescher, "Whose Abolition?" 427. Wilberforce to William Hey, Feb. 28,
1807, quoted in Brycchan Carey, "William Wilberforce," www.brycchancarey.com/
abolition/wilberforce.htm. CHAPTER 8 428. Drescher, "Whose Abolition?" 429.
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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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