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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He acquired several sugar plantations, acted on behalf of absentee planters,
served as a colonial officer and established businesses. One was the sale of lace
and other dry goods such as sugar bags and scissors, which he ordered from his
The revolution propped it up and delayed its total collapse for a quarter of a
century.308 Haiti's 792 sugar plantations had been munificent suppliers to
France and had supplied 43.3 percent of the European continent's needs. When
Quoted in Forster and Forster, Sugar and Slavery, Family and Race, pp. ...
Woodruff, My Winter in Cuba, quoted in Perez, Slaves, Sugar, and Colonial
Society, p. 71. 182. Schwartz, Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian
Society, p. 137 ...
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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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