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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women were largely absent from abolitionist ranks. Except in cities, where
commercial interests were unrelated to either slavery or the slave trade, they
would not or could not compromise their families' social and commercial
connections by ...
Unlike the men, abolitionist women were not sanctified, though Elizabeth Heyrick,
Anne Knight, Lucy Townsend, Sarah Wedgwood, Mary Lloyd, Sophia Sturge and
others were equally outstanding abolitionists. Their goals often differed from ...
(Abolitionists of both sexes were prolific pamphleteers. The Anti-Slavery Society
alone distributed 2,802,773 tracts in the years 1823 through 1831.) In the early
1830s, women also began to petition, an activity previously denied them. In 1 833
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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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