Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire

Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire

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In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives… (more)

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An intractable, unwieldy story both intimate and universal, handled expertly by Stuart.

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Publisher: Vintage (January 22, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 4.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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