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Catherine Higgs, “Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa”

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New Books in History

Marshall Poe

Description: Discussions with Historians about their New Books

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Catherine Higgs, “Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa”

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With elegant and accessible prose, Catherine Higgs takes us on a journey in Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa (Ohio University Press, 2012). It is a fascinating voyage fueled by the correspondence of Joseph Burtt, a man who had helped found a utopian commune before being sent by the chocolate magnate William Cadbury in [...]