Fb2 Sugar: A Bittersweet History ePub
by Elizabeth Abbott
|Category:||Cooking Education and Reference|
|Subcategory:||Food and Cooking|
|Publisher:||Overlook Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1265 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1761 kb|
|Digital formats:||docx doc azw mobi|
The book explores the hidden stories behind this sweet product.
A History of Mistresses, 2003. Sugar: A Bittersweet History, 2008. Elizabeth Abbot's third book in her trilogy on the history of relationships examines various rituals of courting, nuptials, marriage, sex, child-raising and divorce. A History of Marriage, 2010. Haiti: A Shattered Nation, 2011. A History of Mistresses. Elizabeth Abbott's 2003 book examines the large, and often underground history of mistresses. Elizabeth Abbot's third book in her trilogy on the history of relationships examines various rituals of courting, nuptials, marriage, sex, child-raising and divorce Seven Stories Press reprinted A History of Marriage in paperback in August 2015.
Elizabeth Abbott's "bittersweet history" is a worthy addition to this pantheon. This is a highly readable and comprehensive study of a remarkable product. The sugar-cane crop is indigenous to the South Pacific, where it had a starring role in the creationist myths of that region. It was introduced to Europe by returning Crusaders between the 10th and 13th centuries, and became a costly rarity used as a spice and a medicine.
In Sugar: A Bittersweet History, her thorough, workmanlike new study, Elizabeth Abbott reminds us that this has been true for centuries
In Sugar: A Bittersweet History, her thorough, workmanlike new study, Elizabeth Abbott reminds us that this has been true for centuries. A hundred years before Pushkin described ecstasy as a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth, the demands of the sugar economy had ripped apart African communities and forced slaves across the Atlantic to work sugar cane plantations.
Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigatio. Elizabeth Abbott has written a book that covers not only the history and background of our most alluring everyday substance, but has documented the impact it has had on the world economy, even today. Most fascinating of all, is the way she has delved into the implications sugar has had on slavery and indentureship. In her skillful literary hands, sugar emerges as an iniquitous and sometimes evil cause that has provoked many of the world's conflicts and social inequity.
Sugar: A Bittersweet History tells the extraordinary, dramatic and thought-provoking story of this most commonplace of products from its very origins to the present day. Elizabeth Abbott examines how and in what quantities we still consume sugar; its role in the crisis of obesity an. . Elizabeth Abbott examines how and in what quantities we still consume sugar; its role in the crisis of obesity and diabetes; how its cultivation continues to affect the environment; and how coerced labour continues in so many sugar-producing nations.
Sugar : a bittersweet history. by. Abbott, Elizabeth. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. Haiti: A Shattered Nation.
The story of sugar is the story of slavery. More so than before for those who have read Elizabeth Abbott’s Sugar: A Bittersweet History. The Congo was probably not the biggest source of slaves for the Caribbean and South America. The eastern Congo, especially, was on the Indian Ocean slave route. Before you go check and yell at me for not restricting my writing to things that happened during the last five minutes, I’ll admit that the book came out in 2010 and I’ve only just now noticed it. I was focusing on other things, I promise. I am probably going to work this into this week’s lecture in Intro to Archaeology.
The book explores the hidden stories behind this sweet product, revealing how powerful American interests deposed Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, how Hitler tried to ensure a steady supply of beet sugar when enemies threatened to cut off Germany's supply of overseas cane sugar, and how South Africa established a domestic ethanol industry in the wake of anti-apartheid sugar embargos.