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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 AfricaThis 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 workersThe book is published by Ohio University PressIn 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 AfricaThis 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 workersThe book is published by Ohio University PressIn 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 AfricaThis 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 workersThe book is published by Ohio University Press


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