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  • QUEEN SUGAR. by Baszile, Natalie.
    Baszile, Natalie.
    QUEEN SUGAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, (2014). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of complicated family relationships. When a young African American California woman unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in southern Louisiana, she sees this as a chance to start over. She moves there with her 11 year old daughter determined to succeed, despite a mountain of debt and no idea what she is really getting into. Book was very loosely adapted as the basis for the highly praised Ava DuVernay produced television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79466
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  • SCIENCE AND POWER IN COLONIAL MAURITIUS. by Storey, William Kelleher.
    Storey, William Kelleher.
    SCIENCE AND POWER IN COLONIAL MAURITIUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Under both the French and later the British, sugar dominated the island's agriculture since the early 1800s - and so it followed that science on the island would also be focused on sugar. This book examines, through using the history of sugarcane production in Mauritius, "the cross-cultural debates about the production and dissemination of science and technology from 'developed' to 'less-developed' countries and from elites to peasants within these countries. The book also shows in great detail that the history of science, technology, and colonialism can shed light on contemporary problems in natural resource management and global policy making." A volume in the series "Rochester Studies in…

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    Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Under both the French and later the British, sugar dominated the island's agriculture since the early 1800s - and so it followed that science on the island would also be focused on sugar. This book examines, through using the history of sugarcane production in Mauritius, "the cross-cultural debates about the production and dissemination of science and technology from 'developed' to 'less-developed' countries and from elites to peasants within these countries. The book also shows in great detail that the history of science, technology, and colonialism can shed light on contemporary problems in natural resource management and global policy making." A volume in the series "Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora". Notes, bibliography, index. ix, 238 pp. ISBN: 1-580460151.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76119
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