Chocolate on Trial: Slavery, Politics, and the Ethics of Business

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Ohio University Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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Chocolate on Trial: Cadbury, Slavery and the Economics of Virtue in Imperial Britain gives a lively and highly readable account of the events surrounding the libel trial in which Cadbury Bros. Ltd. sued the London Standard, following the newspaper's accusation that the firm was hypocritical in its use of slave-grown cocoa. As compelling now as at the turn of the previous century, the issues probed by Lowell J. Satre give invaluable historical background to contemporary issues of business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and globalization.The story Satre tells illuminates what a stubbornly persistent institution slavery was and shows how Cadbury, a company with a well-regarded brand name and logo, endured ethical dilemmas and challenges to its record for social responsibility. Chocolate on Trial brings to life the age-old conflict between economic interests and the value of human life.
  

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Contents

1Henry W Nevinson and Modern Slavery
1
2The Firm of Cadbury and the World of Slave Labor
13
3Portugal and West Africa
33
4Evidence Amassed
53
5Joseph Burtts Report
73
6Careful Steps and Concernor Dragging Feet and Hypocrisy?
100
7Defending Reputations
124
8Cadbury Bros Ltd v The Standard Newspaper Ltd
149
10Humanitarians the Foreign Office and Portugal 19101914
183
11The Aftermath
208
Acknowledgments
223
Appendix
227
Abbreviations
231
Bibliography
277
Index
299
Copyright

9The Verdict
175

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About the author (2005)

Lowell J. Satre is professor of history emeritus at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. He is author of Thomas Burt, Miners' MP, 1837-1922: The Great Conciliator.

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