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 coffeehouses flourished, and ambitious merchants sought contracts for
Caribbean sugar, Chinese and later Indian tea, African coffee and South
American chocolate. By the third quarter of the seventeenth century, chocolate,
too, was a ...
Here John Cope, later a Jamaican sugar planter, conferred with Prince Apongo,
later a Jamaican sugar slave, atop the dungeons that confined Africans destined
for slavery on New World plantations. In Jamaica, Apongo never forgot his royal ...
Six months later, the federal government set up the Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, known as the Freedman's Bureau. Hopeful
freedman sought its agents' help as they established schools and churches,
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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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