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Sugar in the blood: a family's story of slavery and empire
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New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 2013.
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xix, 353 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. African American Collection
338.1736 S929zs2 2013
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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 of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious white entrepreneurs and enslaved black workers in a strangling embrace. Stuart uses her own family story--from the seventeenth century through the present--as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas.

As it grew, the sugar trade enriched Europe as never before, financing the Industrial Revolution and fuelling the Enlightenment. And, as well, it became the basis of many economies in South...

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First Vintage Books edition.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-341) and index.
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Stuart, A. (2013). Sugar in the blood: a family's story of slavery and empire. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House.

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Stuart, Andrea. 2013. Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House.

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Stuart, Andrea, Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 2013.

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Stuart, Andrea. Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 2013. Print.

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