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 slaves on a modest Cuban plantation in Santiago de Cuba accounted for 33
percent of its value, the land only 17.6 percent and the mill and boiling house 6
percent and 8.8 percent respectively. In mid-eighteenth- century Brazil's ...
Although between 1 860 and 1 875 American sugar consumption had
skyrocketed 62 percent, Louisiana's contribution had plunged from 27 percent to
8 percent. Bankruptcies and forced sales were rife, and over two in three
plantations shut ...
647 The harvest was 90 percent better than in 1969, the Year of the Decisive
Effort, and 1.3 million tons better than the record 1952 harvest of 7.2 million tons.
But its 8.5 million tons fell short of Castro's goal, and he publicly offered to resign
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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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