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 West Indians infiltrated the House of Lords, parlaying their political support
into peerages. One of many sugar-connected nobles was Lord Hawkesbury, later
Earl of Liverpool, a West Indian plantation owner, president of the Privy Council ...
They wanted to vote, form and join political groups and parties, elect officials,
participate in and benefit from government. They wanted a measure of respect
and refused to tolerate such blatant remnants of slavery as cruel overseers,
Steven Pincus, "Coffee Politicians Does Create: Coffeehouses and Restoration
Political Culture," Journal of Modern ... 69-92. Paul Roberts, "The Sweet
Hereafter: Our Craving for Sugar Starves the Everglades and Fattens Politicians,"
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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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