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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Insecurity was rife, and they were continually shifted to other jobs. They were,
one observer opined, "the most miserable creatures that we own, the most
corrupt and the most dangerous."168 Overseers Outside of the Great House, the
Overseers were usually bachelors, because many planters objected to "
employing married Men, on the Supposition that their Families use more Sugar,
and keep more Attendants about the House than Bachelors."169 Nevis absentee
Thistlewood was a harsh overseer, yet he denounced another overseer for acting
"like a madman amongst the Negroes, flogging Dago, Primus, &c. without much
occasion." When another overseer "came home sometime in the night in liquor, ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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