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History Of The World In 6 Glasses Analysis

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Often associated with slavery and Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow, rum and other spirits are referred to, as Tom Standage writes in A History of The World in 6 Glasses, “The liquid embodiment of both the triumph and the oppression of the first era of globalization,” (Pg. 111). This is statement is supported by Rum’s history of being used as currency to buy slaves and the large amount of cultural interactions behind the history of these distilled drinks.
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