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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Sugar usually came in loaf form and could be refined into the whitest granules.
As Hall writes, "The categorization of the relative purity of sugars, combined with
an emphasis on the site of production, existed to a degree rarely seen today ...
Specifically, Europe traded its finished goods for African slaves who were
transported and sold to its West Indian colonies, which supplied sugar and other
tropical commodities to the metropolis, which supplied these colonies with
211. 590. Woloson, Refined Tastes, p. 10. 591. Root, Food p. 293. 592. Powell,
Cool, p. 162. 593. Quoted in Woloson, Refined Tastes, p. 102. 594. Batterberry,
On the Town in New York, p. 92. 595. Quoted in Woloson, Refined Tastes, p. 83.
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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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