Blood, sweat and earth : the struggle for control over the world's diamonds throughout history (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Blood, sweat and earth : the struggle for control over the world's diamonds throughout history

Author: Tijl Vanneste
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blood, Sweat and Earth is a hard-hitting historical exposé of the diamond industry, focusing on the exploitation of workers and the environment, the monopolization of uncut diamonds, and how little this has changed over time. It describes the use of forced labor and political oppression by Indian sultans, Portuguese colonizers in Brazil, and Western industrialists in many parts of Africa - as well as the hoarding of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tijl Vanneste
ISBN: 1789144353 9781789144352
OCLC Number: 1226762788
Description: 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Asian diamonds: the discovery of a luxury commodity, 50 CE-1785 --
Slavery and monolopies: diamonds in Colonial Brazil, 1720-1821 --
The rollercoaster towards industrial modernity, 1785-1884 --
Building a worldwide empire: the century of De Beers, 1884-1990 --
The enduring attraction of alluvial mining, 1884-2018 --
Mining in the western world: the twenty-first century collapse of the world De Beers created --
Epilogue: about human rights and environmental considerations.
Responsibility: Tijl Vanneste.

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