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The Sugar Barons
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23

To those who travel there today, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. Yet that image conceals a turbulent and shocking history. For some 200 years after 1650, the West Indies were the strategic center of the western world, witnessing one of the greatest power struggles of the age as Europeans made

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The Sugar Barons
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13

Traces the rise and fall of Caribbean sugar dynasties, discussing the Britain's dependence on colony wealth, the role of slavery in sugar plantation culture, and the North American colonial opposition to sugar policy in London.

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The Sugar Barons
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-31

For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the

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Keturah  The Sugar Baron s Daughters Book  1
  • Author : Lisa T. Bergren
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06

In 1773 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father's estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage. Although it flies against all the conventions for women of the time, they're determined

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Sugar in the Blood
  • Author : Andrea Stuart
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013

Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.

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Lost Kingdom
  • Author : Julia Flynn Siler
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03

The New York Times–bestselling author delivers “a riveting saga about Big Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii . . . A real gem of a book” (Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the clash between a vulnerable Polynesian

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Willoughbyland
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11

At the beginning of the 1650s, wrecked by plague and civil war, England was in ruins. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise called Willoughbyland. When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for

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Selah  The Sugar Baron s Daughters Book  3
  • Author : Lisa T. Bergren
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

Selah Banning has come of age on the West Indies island of Nevis, shaped by experiences far beyond the typical upbringing of a young British lady in 1776. She never anticipated that the most tumultuous time of her life might await her in the year ahead. Jedediah Reed, a young Methodist

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Sugar Baron
  • Author : Muriel McAvoy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

"Sugar Baron is a brilliant, highly original narrative of the fluctuating fortunes of Cuba and its sugar industry during the republican period."--Franklin W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University "McAvoy's 'subject' is not simply Manuel Rionda as an individual, but the entire history of U.S.-Cuban relations from the Spanish-Cuban-American

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Sugar  Steam and Steel
  • Author : G. Roger Knight
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12

This is a book about the industrialisation of the manufacture of sugar - by that date a key global commodity - on a 'remote' colonial frontier in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Between the 1830s and the 1880s the Indonesian island of Java, then part of the Dutch

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Verity  The Sugar Baron s Daughters Book  2
  • Author : Lisa T. Bergren
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02

After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she

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Sugarlandia Revisited
  • Author : Ulbe Bosma,Juan A. Giusti-Cordero,G. R. Knight
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2007

Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world's prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-eminent in the Atlantic Islands, the Caribbean, and Brazil. Subsequently, cane sugar industries in the Americas were transformed by a fusion of

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White Fury
  • Author : Christer Petley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2018

La 4e de la jaquette indique : "The story of the struggle over slavery in the British empire - as told through the rich, expressive, and frequently shocking letters of one of the wealthiest British slaveholders ever to have lived."

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Larceny in My Blood
  • Author : Matthew J. Parker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07

A fully illustrated graphic memoir of a child of the '60s who was raised into a life of crime and addiction —but graduated into freedom. Matthew Parker was in his mid-forties when he started college. He’d been sidetracked: Eleven years were eaten up by serving time in various

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Kafka s Travels
  • Author : J. Zilcosky
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30

In 1916, Kafka writes of The Sugar Baron , a dime-store colonial adventure novel, '[it] affects me so deeply that I feel it is about myself, or as if it were the book of rules for my life.' John Zilcosky reveals that this perhaps surprising statement - made by the

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