Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Author Sidney W. Mintz
ISBN-10 0140092331
ISBN-13 9780140092332
Year 1986-08-05
Pages 274
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world from European colonies to our modern dietsIn 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 extravagant luxury for the aristocracy then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat Finally he considers how sugar has altered work patterns eating habits and our diet in modern times Like sugar Mintz is persuasive and his detailed history is a real treat San Francisco Chronicle

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Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power Author Sidney W. Mintz
ISBN-10 9781101666647
Release 1986-08-05
Pages 320

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ISBN-10 UOM:49015000482423
Release 1985
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