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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"The Music of the Negro Is the Whip": The Working Lives of Sugar Slaves
Martinique's Pierre Dessalles spoke for thousands of other sugar planters when
he declared that reason "is a language the negro does not understand. The
music of the ...
A cracking whip or melancholy conch shell summoned them back to the fields.
The afternoon session lasted until sunset. Here the Great, Second and
sometimes even Third gangs toiled along the taut rows of cane. White overseers
roamed the ...
had torn families apart through slave sales and by forcing men to whip their wives
. William Kerr told the cheering crowd, "Let we remember that we been on sugar
estate from sunrise a-moming till eight o'clock at night; the rain falling, the sun ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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
The Oriental Delight Conquers the West
The Africanization of the Cane Fields
The World the Whites Made
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