Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race chronicles how the unprecedented demand for sugar radically transformed Western civilization at every level of society. The book details how technologies of human control developed in the African slave trade combined with missionary Christian theology to lay the foundations for the language, literature and cultural dictates of race we know today.
Very readable and original in its conceptual and interdisciplinary scope, this book is an ideal introduction to the complex intertwining of economics, society, culture and religion embodied in the Caribbean sugar and slave industries.
196 pp. Softcover with black and white illustrations, 6 x 9 inches, © 2013
Cat. #: CSP0307
ISBN #: 9781626320307