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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48 In Barbados, planter William Dickson recalled, the indentured servants were "
stinted in their diet, and otherwise ill treated."49 In a petition to Parliament in
1659, begging for relief, white servants indentured in Barbados described lives
This process, known as reconstruction, transformed a plantation industry reliant
on indentured workers into a network of small cane farmers who supplied state-
supported central mills. Reconstructed sugar was highly productive and ...
India: historical references to sugarcane, 12; irrigation, 380; processing
techniques, 15; source of indentured labor, 314, 315-18, 324; sugar industry, 377
-78, 380 Indian Relief Act, 327 Indian Sugar Committee, 378 Industrial
Revolution, 61-70 ...
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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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