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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One vicious eighteenth-century planter simply threw his oldest slaves over a cliff.
Domestic Slaves Domestic slaves worked in the Great House, on the periphery of
the quarters. Most lighter-skinned women, some their master's own progeny, ...
The domestics of one of Martinique's wealthiest planters heard him complain that
"we are more poverty-stricken than ever, and our sugar is without value."228
They heard that the overseer was sulking because his wages were (again) in ...
Domestics heard incessant complaints about centipedes, bats and rats, and
about the ants and cockroaches that invaded chairs, sofas, fruit baskets, books
and clothes. They heard that before reading a book, Henry Koster first closed it ...
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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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