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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Muslims and Hindus of disparate castes, including untouchables, were forced to
mingle with each other and, in the first years of indentureship, with the Dhangars,
aboriginal agriculturists known as Hill Coolies. Just before their medical exams, ...
Ailing coolies had to go to cheerless plantation hospitals, which the British
Guiana Commission of 1871 described as "filthy holes" — in one, for instance,
the chief nurse kept a chicken coop on the ward. Race complicated the
despotism of ...
Sexual tensions also developed when the womanless coolies courted black
women. At the end of eight years, without the money to return to China, most
coolies had no means of earning a livelihood except to sign another contract, for
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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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