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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The Hogmeat Gang, composed of children, seniors and the disabled, scavenged
food for the animals, weeded gardens and did odd chores. Housekeepers, cooks,
laundresses, babysitters and other domestics ran the Great House. Gang ...
In Antigua, a young army officer observed "a huge slave-driver flogging most
unmercifully an old decrepit female negro, who appeared bowed down with
misery and hard labour . . . one of a gang ... working with spades under a midday
Cane Gangs Pen slaves worked full time on livestock maintenance, and the
Hogmeat Gang helped them. In marked contrast to the cane-field slaves, as
regimented as a military operation, pen slaves worked relatively independently,
and their ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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