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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By 1 869 they had negotiated average annual wages of between $325 and $350,
including such benefits as housing and provision grounds, comparable to what
non- agricultural workers earned and much better than either waged or share- ...
In the 1850s, so much ripe cane was unharvested that some planters went
bankrupt, yet they attributed their plight to African laziness and homesickness
rather than their own refusal to pay fair wages. Planters complained that they had
to hire ...
By 1910, women's gangs worked in the cane fields, weeding, hoeing and
cleaning cane stalks for wages one-third less than their husbands'. Pregnant field
women worked until they gave birth and soon after returned to the cane fields,
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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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The Africanization of the Cane Fields
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