Sweetness and Power

The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Product Number: EB00699713
Released: Sep 01, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101666647
Publisher: Penguin Books
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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 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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Author(s): Sidney W. Mintz
Original Publish Date: Aug 05, 1986

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Author(s): Sidney W. Mintz
Narrator(s): Tom Perkins
Genre: History
Product Number DD32312
Released: Jun 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541400566
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Author(s): Sidney W. Mintz
Narrator(s): Tom Perkins
Genre: History
Product Number Z100122980
Released: Jun 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541420564

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