How sweet it is [videorecording] : the story of sugar / Acorn Associates, Ltd. ; written and presented by Burt Wolf
- Additional Titles:
- Story of sugar
Title on container: What we eat : How sweet it is
How sweet it is
- New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., 2003.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (approximately 27 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Wolf, Burton
Ambrose Video Publishing
- Part of a series on the cultural and economic history of foods, looking at how Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadores changed what people ate. This program examines the history of sugar. In the British West Indies sugar plantations needed cheap labor to survive so slaves from West Africa became the answer. Ships sailed from Europe to West Africa with manufactured goods which were then traded for slaves and the slaves were shipped to the West Indies. For centuries no other commodity on the world market wielded as much political influence--sugar affected almost every aspect of government policy in much the same way as oil does today.
- Sugar trade—History
- Sugar trade—Political aspects—History
- Sugar trade—Social aspects—History
- Slave trade—Economic aspects—Europe—History
- Slave trade—Economic aspects—Great Britain—History
- Slave trade—Economic aspects—West Indies, British—History
- Slave trade—Economic aspects—Africa, West—History
- Related Titles:
- What we eat (Television program)
- This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally aired in 2002 as a segment on the television program What we eat.
- Issued with: Hand that stirred the pot, Some like it hot.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Writer and presenter, Burt Wolf ; editor, Michael Colicchio ; associate producers, Laurie Edelman, Nancy Ziegler ; senior producers, Caroline McCool, Laurie Edelman ; executive producer, Emily Aronson.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Host: Burt Wolf.
- Technical Details:
- No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
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