Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history

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Penguin Books, 1986 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."-The New York Review of Books.

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Out of the three books assigned for my Cultural Anthropology course this one was the only which worked against my developing chronic narcolepsy. In any case this is a very dense book, full of insightful information. I would read it on my spare time and still sincerely enjoy it. I recommend this book to any mind of intelligence.  

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In Sweetness and Power, a 1985 text by anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz, the author sets out to uncover the meaning and place of sugar in the modern world (specifically England) and how it came to be ... Read full review


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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.