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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69 Tea drinking became popular among court ladies, and some courtiers took it
up as well. Catherine became a well-loved queen whose subjects always
identified her with her favorite beverage. Enthused poet- politician Edmund
Like tobacco, for centuries a luxury of the rich, sugar became "the general solace
of all classes," especially "the emerging proletarian classes, who found sugar
and kindred drug foods profound consolations in the mines and in the factories.
He became a leading orchestra's first violinist and later a conductor. He
performed for Queen Marie-Antoinette and taught her music. He composed
concerti written for the full range of instruments, string, wind and brass. He
became the focus of ...
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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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