Trivia

Hard

19th Century Abolitionists Used Which Of The Following For Baking As A Form Of Political Protest?

Unbleached Flour
Molasses
Carrots
Maple Syrup
An 1876 ad for a sugar evaporator to make maple sugar with.
The Vermont Farmer/Library of Congress

Answer: Maple Syrup

In the 19th century, the group of people opposing the continuation of slavery in the United States, known as abolitionists, found themselves in an ethical and political quandary for which the most practical solution was none other than maple syrup.

At the time, the vast majority of sweeteners, principally cane sugar and molasses, were produced by slave labor in the American South and the Caribbean. In order to both avoid using sweeteners that were unethically produced and infusing any money into an economy supported by slave labor, abolitionists turned to using sweeteners from other sources.

The most abundant solution for Northerners, for want of a climate to grow their own sugar cane in, was maple syrup and maple sugars, extracted, naturally, from the maple trees abundant in the American Northeast and Canada.

Trivia

Hard

The World’s Smallest Mammal Is The?

Trivia

Hard

Which Country Has The Longest National Anthem?

Trivia

Hard

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Shares A CPU With Which Of These Consoles?

Trivia

Hard

The Iconic Opening Music In 2001: A Space Odyssey Is From Which Of These Classical Compositions?

Trivia

Very Hard

The 1993 U.S. Senate Hearings Held Over Video Game Violence Focused On Mortal Kombat And?

Trivia

Hard

The Voice Actor Behind Iconic Sesame Street Character Elmo Was Also The Voice Of?

Trivia

Hard

Software GUIs That Imitate Real World Interfaces Are Known As?

Trivia

Very Hard

A Kernel Of Popped Corn Is Known As A?

Trivia

Easy

After Whom Is The Linux Operating System Named?

Trivia

Very Hard

Which Of These Small Mammals Paralyzes Its Prey And Stores It For Later Consumption?