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Refined tastes : sugar, confectionery, and consumers in nineteenth-century America

Author: Wendy A Woloson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, ser. 120, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American consumers today regard sugar as a mundane and sometimes even troublesome substance linked to hyperactivity in children and other health concerns. Yet two hundred years ago American consumers treasured sugar as a rare commodity and consumed it only in small amounts. In Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America, Wendy A. Woloson demonstrates how the cultural role of  Read more...
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Woloson, Wendy A., 1964-
Refined tastes.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001002427
(OCoLC)46952380
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy A Woloson
ISBN: 0801877180 9780801877186 0801868769 9780801868764
OCLC Number: 51491917
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Introduction : Refining tastes --
Sugarcoating history : the rise of sweets --
Sweet youth : children and candy --
Cold comforts : ice cream --
Sinfully sweet : chocolates and bonbons --
Icing on the cake : ornamental sugar work --
Home sweet home : domesticated sugar --
Conclusion : Sweet surrender --
Postscript : Sweet and low down.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, ser. 120, no. 1.
Responsibility: Wendy A. Woloson.
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