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Sugar : a bittersweet history

Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)426803433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abbott
ISBN: 9781590207727 1590207726 9781590207734 1590207734
OCLC Number: 761165485
Description: 1 online resource (x, 453 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1: The oriental delight conquers the world --
The reign of sugar begins --
The proletarianization of sugar --
Part 2: Black sugar --
The Africanization of the cane fields --
The world the whites made --
Sugar stirs the universe --
Part 3: Abolition through resistance and parliament --
Racism, resistance, rebellion and revolution --
Blood in the sugar : abolishing the slave trade --
Slaying monsters : slavery and apprenticeship --
Cuba and Louisiana : sugar for North America --
Part 4: The sweetening world --
The sugar diasporas --
Meet and eat me in St. Louis! --
Sugar's legacies and prospects --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index --
Credits.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abbott.

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"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.

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