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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155 Both he and Ramsay claimed that droves of slaves ran away to avoid being
punished for failing to gather enough grass. Meanwhile, despite the slaves'
prodigious efforts, cattle were often underfed and too weak to do work that then
fell to ...
... Pierre Dessalles also used the whip, chain and iron collar, the bilboes, and
also a cachot, a coffin-like dungeon, for similar offenses. He considered food theft
a serious crime and punished it harshly: "I punished my negroes by taking their ...
punished it harshly: "I punished my negroes by taking their half-Saturday
because they stole three bunches of bananas from me," he noted.175 In all the
centuries of sugar slavery, slaves endured and died from a plethora of brutal and
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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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