Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, from the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley

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Although Juicy Fruit(r) gum was introduced to North Americans in 1893, Native Americans in Mesoamerica were chewing gum thousands of years earlier. And although in the last decade biographies have been devoted to salt, spices, chocolate, coffee, and other staples of modern life, until now there has never been a full history of chewing gum. Chicle is a history in four acts, all of them focused on the sticky white substance that seeps from the sapodilla tree when its bark is cut. First, Jennifer Mathews recounts the story ...

Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, from the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley 2009, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816528219

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Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, from the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley 2009, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816526246

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