Caribbean Rum

A Social and Economic History

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Author: Frederick H. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813033150

Category: Cooking

Page: 339

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Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the New World on his second voyage. By 1520 commercial sugar production was underway in the Caribbean, along with the perfection of methods to ferment and distill alcohol from sugarcane to produce a new beverage that would have dramatic impact on the region. Caribbean Rum presents the fascinating cultural, economic, and ethnographic history of rum in the Caribbean from the colonial period to the present.

Caribbean Rum

A Social and Economic History

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Author: Frederick Harold Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813028675

Category: Cooking

Page: 339

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"The most significant contribution to the history of Caribbean rum since John McCusker's Rum and the American Revolution. . . . It adds significantly to McCusker's work by analyzing the Caribbean environment in greater depth and by bringing the story forward by two centuries."--Anthony P. Maingot, Florida International University Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the New World on his second voyage. By 1520 commercial sugar production was underway in the Caribbean, along with the perfection of methods to ferment and distill alcohol from sugarcane to produce a new beverage that would have dramatic impact on the region. Caribbean Rum presents the fascinating cultural, economic, and ethnographic history of rum in the Caribbean from the colonial period to the present. Drawing on data from historical archaeology and the economic history of the Caribbean, Frederick Smith explains why this industry arose in the islands, how attitudes toward alcohol consumption have impacted the people of the region, and how rum production evolved over 400 years from a small colonial activity to a multi-billion-dollar industry controlled by multinational corporations. He investigates the economic impact of Caribbean rum on many scales, including rum's contribution to sugarcane plantation revenues, its role in bolstering colonial and postcolonial economies, and its impact on Atlantic trade. Smith discusses the political and economic trends that determined the value of rum, especially war, competition from other alcohol industries, slavery and emancipation, temperance movements, and globalization. The book also examines the social and sacred uses of rum and identifies the forces that shaped alcohol use in the Caribbean. It shows how levels of drinking and drunken deportment reflected underlying social tensions, which were driven by the coercive exploitation of labor and set within a highly contentious hierarchy based on class, race, gender, religion, and ethnic identity, and how these tensions were magnified by epidemic disease, poor living conditions, natural disasters, international conflicts, and unstable food supplies.

How to Drink Rum

Vom Mixen und Trinken

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Author: Dave Broom

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 3833862882

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Erfahren Sie, warum Rum gerade eine echte Renaissance erlebt und heute zu den angesagtesten Spirituosen zählt! Die Zahl der Rum-Marken wächst unaufhörlich – Bartender und Liebhaber entdecken ihn als qualitativ hochwertige Basis-Spirituose für einfache und komplexe Drinks. Dave Broom zeigt kenntnisreich, was es mit international verbreiteten Stilen, wie Premium Aged und Spiced Rums, sowie mit besonderen Rums, wie Cachaça auf sich hat. Mit kurzen Einführungen in über 100 Rumsorten, Hintergründen zur deren Entstehung und einer aromatischen Verortung auf einer Flavour Map lässt er die Leser teilhaben an seinen Entdeckungen. Er beschreibt darüber hinaus, mit welchem Begleiter (von Kokoswasser über Ginger Beer und Clementinensaft bis Cola) der jeweilige Rum am besten zu trinken ist: Einfach einsteigen, selbst mixen und genießen! Über 50 Cocktail-Rezepte bieten weitere faszinierende Geschmackserlebnisse und zeigen: Rum gehört in jede sortierte Hausbar!

Smuggler's Cove

Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

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Author: Martin Cate,Rebecca Cate

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747332

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Cast aside your cares and worries. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring—and often misunderstood—movements in American cultural history. Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.

Alcohol

A History

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Author: Rod Phillips

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617617

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Whether as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a constant and often controversial role in social life. In his innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic drinks as healthy staples of daily diets and as objects of social, political, and religious anxiety. In the urban centers of Europe and America, where it was seen as healthier than untreated water, alcohol gained a foothold as the drink of choice, but it has been more regulated by governmental and religious authorities more than any other commodity. As a potential source of social disruption, alcohol created volatile boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable consumption and broke through barriers of class, race, and gender. Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases. His is the first book to examine and explain the meanings and effects of alcohol in such depth, from global and long-term perspectives.

Empire's Crossroads

A New History of the Caribbean

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Author: Carrie Gibson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766188

Category: History

Page: 480

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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

The Garden of the World

An Historical Archaeology of Sugar Landscapes in the Eastern Caribbean

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Author: Dan Hicks

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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This study uses the perspectives of what might be termed the 'empirical tradition' of British landscape archaeology that developed in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in industrial archaeology, to explore the early modern history of the 'garden' landscapes formed by British colonialism in the eastern Caribbean, and their place in the world. It presents a detailed chronological sequence of the changing material conditions of these English-/British-owned plantation landscapes during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, with particular reference to the origins, history and legacies of the sugar industry. The study draws together the results of archaeological fieldwork and documentary research to present a progressive account of the historical landscapes of the islands of St Kitts and St Lucia: sketching a chronological outline of landscape change. This approach to landscape is characterised by the integration of archaeological field survey, standing buildings recording alongside documentary and cartographic sources, and focuses upon producing accounts of material change to landscapes and buildings. By providing a long-term perspective on eastern Caribbean colonial history: from the nature of early, effectively prehistoric contact and interaction in the 16th century, through early permanent European settlements and into the developed sugar societies of the 18th and 19th centuries, the study suggests a temporal and thematic framework of landscape change that might inform the further development of historical archaeology in the island Caribbean region. The broader aim of the study relates to exploring how archaeological techniques can be used to contribute a highly detailed, empirical case study to the interdisciplinary study of postcolonial landscapes and British colonialism. In order to achieve this goal, the study draws upon the techniques of what has been called the 'empirical tradition' of landscape archaeology.

Cocktails für Dummies

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Author: Ray Foley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643281

Category: Cooking

Page: 351

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Cocktails mixen ist eine Kunst f?r sich, zumindest meinen das viele, aber das stimmt so nicht. Mit der richtigen Anleitung ist es kinderleicht. Ray Foley erkl?rt Ihnen, wie Sie das richtige Handwerkszeug finden, Zitronen, Limonen und anderes Obst schneiden, unfallfrei Sekt- und Weinflaschen ?ffnen und Ihre Hausbar perfekt organisieren. Er gibt Ihnen eine Einf?hrung in die verschiedenen Spirituosen und hilft Ihnen so, die richtigen Produkte f?r Ihre Cocktails einzukaufen und Ihren Freunden auch noch eine nette Geschichte dazu erz?hlen zu k?nnen. Fehlt da noch etwas? Klar! Rezepte! Bei den ?ber 1000 Rezepten in diesem Buch ist garantiert f?r jeden etwas dabei. Auch f?r Sie.

Class Alliances and the Liberal Authoritarian State

The Roots of Post-colonial Democracy in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Surinam

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Author: F. S. J. Ledgister

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865435476

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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"The political evolution of three former colonies into independence and beyond is studied via an examination of the existing literature and through interviews with journalists, scholars and politicians. These countries appear to uphold the conventional wisdom, since Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have been continuously democratic since independence, while Surinam has not." "It is clear from the author's research that the similarities in the political evolution of these countries far outweigh the differences. In particular, the British in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dutch in Surinam, developed similar state structures - simultaneously liberal and authoritarian." "However, in two countries, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, the emergence of political parties was linked to labor protests, while this linkage, though not the protest, was absent in Surinam. Democratic politics in the former two countries turns out to rest on a two way alliance between the middle and lower classes, embedded in a paternalistic state structure inherited from the colonial period. In Surinam, the absence of this alliance rendered democracy more vulnerable." "The author concludes that while the peoples of the Caribbean did not fight long struggles for independence, they have been able to preserve the least poisoned gift of the colonizer - democracy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Warum die einen reich und die anderen arm sind

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Author: David Landes

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641051118

Category: History

Page: 688

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Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.

Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

Piracy, Sexuality, and Masculine Identity

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Author: Hans Turley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814782231

Category: History

Page: 199

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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude, while others endured verbal, physical, and legal harassment for publicly expressing homosexual interest through words or actions. Long Before Stonewall seeks to uncover the many iterations of same-sex desire in colonial America and the early Republic, as well as to expand the scope of how we define and recognize homosocial behavior. Thomas A. Foster has assembled a pathbreaking, interdisciplinary collection of original and classic essays that explore topics ranging from homoerotic imagery of black men to prison reform to the development of sexual orientations. This collection spans a regional and temporal breadth that stretches from the colonial Southwest to Quaker communities in New England. It also includes a challenge to commonly accepted understandings of the Native American berdache. Throughout, connections of race, class, status, and gender are emphasized, exposing the deep foundations on which modern sexual political movements and identities are built.

Kolumbus' Erbe

Wie Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen die Ozeane überquerten und die Welt von heute schufen

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Author: Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364403771X

Category: History

Page: 816

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«Das beste Sachbuch des Jahres.» TIME Die Entdeckung Amerikas war für das Leben auf unserem Planeten das folgenreichste Ereignis seit dem Aussterben der Dinosaurier. Denn: Millionen Jahre waren die Hemisphären weitgehend voneinander isoliert gewesen. Mit Kolumbus traten sie in einen Austausch. Menschen und Pflanzen, Tiere und Krankheiten gelangten per Schiff in neue Lebensräume und schufen eine Welt, in der nichts blieb, wie es einmal gewesen war. Das hatte auch gravierende politische Konsequenzen: Der «kolumbische Austausch» trug mehr als alles andere dazu bei, dass Europa zur Weltmacht aufstieg und China verdrängte. Charles C. Mann zeichnet ein spannendes Panorama dieser Vorgänge, das Kontinente und Jahrhunderte umfasst. Ein großartiges Lesevergnügen für alle Wissensdurstigen! «Herausragend.» The New York Times «Ein faszinierendes und vielschichtiges Buch, das auf vorbildliche Weise sprechende Fakten mit gutem Geschichtenerzählen vereint.» The Washington Post

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003

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Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113439960X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.

Wermut

Geschichte, Herstellung, Marken

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Author: Ulrike Lowis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783625179757

Category:

Page: 208

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Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean

Contemporary Catholic Reflections

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Author: Anna Kasafi Perkins,Donald Chambers,Jacqueline Porter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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This collection of critical essays and personal reflections explores the insights provided by official statements of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean. In so doing, it presents a critical reading of the corpus with a view to presenting its relevance to the regional and global conversation on matters of human flourishing.