This coming Tuessday evening, October 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present social historian and York University (U.K.) professor emeritus James Walvin, author of Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity. in which
he uncovers the fraught history of one of our most prevalent ingredients: sugar. From its role in catalyzing colonialism and slave trading, to its current contributions to health crises, Walvin delivers this history without any sugar coating.
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On Wednesday evening, October 17 from 6:30 to 8:00, Mark Noonan and Benjamin Shepard, authors of Brooklyn Tides: The Fall and Rise of a Global Borough
uncover the local consequences of globalization through the literature, social activism, and changing tides of capital as it crashes onto the shores of this ever-transforming borough.
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