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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A black man couldn't get used to that The slaves did their business in a latrine ...
in a corner of the barracoon.... Afterward, you had to use plants like feverfew and
corncobs."180 As if Cuban sugar slaves weren't wretched enough, they were ...
335 Another seldom-to-be-implemented provision decreed that anyone convicted
of crimes against slaves should be punished as if their victims had been white.
Amelioration Laws tackled the issue of sugar slaves' failure to reproduce ...
Over time, they were forced to pay for cutting wood to fuel the voracious steam
engines and collecting moss to stuff mattresses, work the slaves dreaded. Sugar
historian Richard Follett shows how, through such arrangements, planters duped
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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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