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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It's too messy," a U.S. administration official explained.3 In the South Pacific,
where sugarcane likely originated, legends tell variations of a story about how
cane sprouted a woman and a man who, through their offspring, founded the
it from the mid-eighth century, and by the tenth century sugarcane was an
important Middle Eastern crop. Subsequent Arab expansion and conquest
spread it throughout the Mediterranean. By the fifteenth century, sugarcane grew
in Madeira, ...
Sugarcane sap serves as a source of liquid in areas where drinking water is not
widely available. It is a medicine and a refreshing drink offered to guests and on
ceremonial occasions. In traditional societies, its powers chase away evil spirits ...
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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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