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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They could not be resolved by strictly economic reasoning. The West Indies,
having been colonized and governed on mercantilist principles, were creatures
of Britain's imperial goals. The nature of their economy, notably their reliance on ...
Because sugar accounted for 82 percent of Cuba's exports and, for four decades,
half of it had gone to the States, Cuba's economic survival was at stake. Enter the
Soviet Union. In 1960, the Soviets signed the first of many agreements about ...
Jorge F. Perez-Lopez, "Sugar and Structural Change in the Cuban Economy,"
World Development, vol. 17, no. 10 (1989), pp. 1627-46. John Perkins, "Nazi
Autarchic Aspirations and the Beet-Sugar Industry, 1933-9," European History ...
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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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