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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In many ways, it is, thanks to post-emancipation sugar planters who
reconstructed and recharged their sugar empires by importing hundreds of
thousands of Indians and Chinese through a scheme of indentureship scholars
describe as "a new ...
"The sugar planter had won the war for the soul of the Colonial Office and the
humanitarians . . . and the Anti-Slavery Society had lost," historian and sugar
scholar Alan Adamson writes.526 Indentureship was an imperial policy designed
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, ...
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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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