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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Louisiana's version of the Creole-European tension pitted Creoles against
Americans, but their common interests as planters usually prevailed over their
differences. For the most part they valued wealth and its trappings over
knowledge and ...
Fifteen years after the war, planters still had to worry about staying in business.
Although between 1 860 and 1 875 American sugar consumption had
skyrocketed 62 percent, Louisiana's contribution had plunged from 27 percent to
Natal, Zululand and Mozambique Nineteenth-century European sugar planters in
Natal concluded that they, too, needed to import indentured Indians. The Africans
they had corralled onto their plantations were escaping the interminable ...
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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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