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Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history

Author: Sidney W Mintz
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1986. ©1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mintz, Sidney Wilfred, 1922-
Sweetness and power.
New York : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1985
(DLC) 86000781
(OCoLC)13124498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney W Mintz
ISBN: 9781101666647 1101666641
OCLC Number: 646968332
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (12 unnumbered pages of plates) : 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: Food, sociality, and sugar --
Production --
Consumption --
Power --
Eating and being.
Other Titles: place of sugar in modern history
Responsibility: Sidney W. Mintz.

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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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