A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage is a non-fiction historical novel, whose main purpose is to show the surprisingly pervasive influence of certain drinks on the course of history. Then it takes the reader on a journey through time to show the history of mankind through the lens of beverages.
Sugar, from which Europeans made spirits such as rum and brandy, played an important role in causing the slave trade because its production required intensive labor on Caribbean islands. Spirits helped to facilitate this trade and the middle passage. Originally, European traders used spirits, in the form of brandy, as well as other goods, to purchase African slaves from African slavers. These traders also paid various hirelings, such as guards and oarsmen, in brandy. However, rum had the most impact on the slave trade. Rum fulfilled the earlier duties of brandy, mainly as the payment for
A caterpillar that smokes from pipes and eats tarty-tarts is only the beginning of Frank Beddor’s first book in his trilogy The Looking Glass Wars. Many of us are familiar with the infamous fairy tale of Alice who stumbles upon a hole that leads her to Wonderland and meets strange characters like the Cheshire Cat and others. Now there are many differences in Beddor’s tale; not only is the Cat an assassin with nine lives but Alice-the character we grew up knowing-has a different name, Alyss Heart. She is a young girl whose kingdom of Wonderland is taken over by her blood thirsty and cruel Aunt Redd, who is truly the incarnation of evil. This book is one with many
When the Americas were just beginning to form, spirits accelerated their colonialism. At first, sugarcane production was introduced to the Western Indies or Caribbean Islands by Christopher Columbus. The West Indies land was not suitable to grow wine vines or grains for beer, instead Columbus introduced sugar canes to the Indies, creating a major sugar plantation in the West
A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage is about six drinks (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and coca-cola) and how they have affected the world in the past and the present. All of these drinks were invented in different eras, and the inventions of these drinks were affected by what had occurred in the time period.
A) Unlike alcohol’s intoxicating effect, which made people sleepy and dulled their minds, coffee woke people up and made scientists, clerks, merchants and other businessmen more alert throughout the long workday. Coffeehouses also became places for people to exchange and listen to new ideas and theories in areas such as natural history, chemistry,
1. One of the many acheivments of the arabs was a technique that gave rise to a new range in drinks(distillation). It involved vaporizing and then re-condensing a liquid in order to separate and purify its constituent parts. The Greeks became familiar with this technique, it became dominant. European explorers established colonies and then empires around the world.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor the story of Alice in Wonderland is told from the opposite viewpoint. In this story Alyss Heart is the princess of Wonderland, and not a little girl from London. Alyss is forced to leave her homeland when both of her parents are killed by her evil Aunt Redd. When Alyss finds herself alone in England and must find her way back to Wonderland to defeat her evil Aunt. By switching storylines, Beddor shows significant themes that are developed throughout the story. For example, the theme violence or vengeance is show at times such as Redd and Genevieve, Dodge , and when Alyss faces her evil Aunt Redd.
Sugar, from which Europeans made spirits such as rum and brandy, played an important role in causing the slave trade because its production required intensive labor on Caribbean islands. Spirits helped to facilitate this trade and the middle passage. Originally, European traders used spirits, in the form of brandy, as well as other goods, to purchase African slaves from African slavers. These traders also paid
The positive effects of spirits are undeniable, however there are many negative ones as well. The beverages directly supported one of the largest slave trades in the world and displaced thousands of native people by building sugar plantations in their place. Due to its popularity, a large demand of people were needed to produce all the ingredients to make various types of liquor. To do so, theologists justified slavery in order to make it “right” for slaves to be used in the lucrative business. Spirits also diminished local cultures as they were introduced into each area. For instance, it became so popular among African slave traders it earned a word in their language. Before slaves were imported to the captured territories, thousands of natives were killed from the alien diseases brought by the colonists, taking their culture and traditions with them to the grave.
The photograph that has been chosen to be identified in this response is the picture of commander Sir Arthur Currie and Muggins, a white spitz dog. The turn of the century relates to the period of time within the late 1800s to the early 1900s. As this old photograph was taken back in 1919, it is considered to be included in the timeline of turn-of-the-century events. The category of history I see the most is military and assistance. This picture dates back to the Great War, when commandment was under Sir Arthur Currie, who was recognized as a highly skillful leader. During that time, Muggins was also well recognized, as he was a volunteer who toured downtown Victoria to deliver Red Cross donation boxes each