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Cultural and Economic Significance of European Food Exports to the Colonies

Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...The great European colonial empires of the recent past were complex constructions. While their economic and political histories have been written for centuries, the role that culture, particularly material culture, played in the creation...

Connections and Responsibilities: The Moral Geographies of Sugar

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...Introduction In his classic study of the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney Mintz drew attention to the mysterious connection that exists between a field of sugar cane in Puerto Rico and the refined white sugar that sweetens...

Labor

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The story of early modern empires (c. 1450—c. 1650) is largely a story of the dawning of an era of long-distance, transoceanic navigation, new trade networks, and territorial appropriation. It is also, crucially, an era of dramatic...

Verbal Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Twice I’ve spoken of sadness. Is that essential to the modern view?No account of the culture of the twentieth century can avoid the response to repeated cataclysms, each seemingly infinite but each exceeded by events yet more sublime...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction All acts that hinder the expansion, consolidation, or working of empire are forms of resistance. Such a broad definition brings to light a wide variety of man-made obstacles to empire, including competition from rival empires,...

A World of Slaves

Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust : A Comparative History of Persecution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...If one is to understand the world of slaves, then one needs to look at the world of their masters, not only because the purpose of enslavement was to make masters’ lives easier, but also because slavery tended to be an intensely personal...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In The Wealth of Nations (1766), Adam Smith identified colonial expansion as the source of European wealth: “The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most...

The Formula and ‘the Being of Slavery’

Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust : A Comparative History of Persecution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...James W. C. Pennington, The Fugitive Blacksmith; or, Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington, Pastor of a Presbyterian Church, New York, Formerly a Slave in the State of Maryland, United States (London: Charles Gilpin, 1849), v...

Mobility

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...It seems apt to begin this essay by noting that the movement of people and things has presented both moral and analytical challenges to people who write about culture. Culture in the singular nineteenth-century sense, as a term...

Labor

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...By the middle of the seventeenth century, the global empires of the western world addressed their labor needs in a variety of different ways. Most relied on some form of unfree labor, ranging from workers whose status meant temporary...