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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Often her best and surest customer was her master if he, like so many planters,
planted most of his land in sugar rather than food crops. One disadvantage was
that he or his wife used their power to underweigh and underpay. Another was
They sang satirical songs rich with double-en tendre, and they cursed and defied
their masters. After a failed slave rebellion in Antigua, an observer noted that "by
their Insolent behavior and Expressions," the women "had the utter Extirpation ...
Quoted in Follett, The Sugar Masters, p. 46. 483. Follett, The Sugar Masters, p.
140. See also Follett, "On the Edge of Modernity," pp. 88-89. 484. Follett, The
Sugar Masters, p. 50. 485. Quoted in Follett, "Heat, Sex, and Sugar," p. 528. 486.
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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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