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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"No freed or unfreed Mulatto ever wished to relapse into the Negro," Jamaican
planter Edward Long observed.260 To define and control the new "race" they
had created, whites devised bizarre and complex classifications. The offspring of
Sugar planter Henry Koster was told that a certain official was no longer a mulatto
; "he was, but is not now." The man had had to cease being a mulatto because
mulattoes were ineligible for the position he wanted and now held.328 "In the ...
The Barbadoes Mulatto Girl andThe West India Washer Woman by Agostino
Brunias. Brunias, who sired a family with a free woman of color, perpetrated the
image of mulattos as desirable, beautiful and seductive. The mulatto woman is ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Katong - LibraryThing
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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