The Resource Chocolate islands : cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs, (electronic resource)

Chocolate islands : cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs, (electronic resource)

Label
Chocolate islands : cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa
Title
Chocolate islands
Title remainder
cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Higgs
Title variation
Cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe - the chocolate islands - through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers Limited to determine if the cocoa it was buying from the islands had been harvested by slave laborers forcibly recruited from Angola, an allegation that became one of the grand scandals of the early colonial era. Burtt spent six months on São Tomé and Príncipe and a year in Angola. His five-month march across Angola in 1906 took him from innocence and credulity to outrage and activism and ultimately helped change labor recruiting practices in colonial Africa. This beautifully written and engaging travel narrative draws on collections in Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Africa to explore British and Portuguese attitudes toward work, slavery, race, and imperialism. In a story still familiar a century after Burtt's sojourn, Chocolate Islands reveals the idealism, naivety, and racism that shaped attitudes toward Africa, even among those who sought to improve the conditions of its workers."--Project Muse
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
331.76337409670904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4875.S36
LC item number
H55 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Chocolate islands : cocoa, slavery, and colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph Burtt and William Cadbury -- Cocoa controversy -- Chocolate island -- Sleeping sickness and slavery -- Luanda and the coast -- The slave route -- Mozambican miners -- Cadbury, Burtt, and Portuguese Africa -- Cocoa and slavery
Control code
ocn804048993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821414569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30602488
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)804048993
  • sks0821440993

Library Locations

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