Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an ...

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History 1986, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140092332

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