Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history

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Viking, 1985 - 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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User Review  - Fledgist - LibraryThing

An exploration of the role played by the cultivation and production sugar in shaping the modern world. The tall, sweet grass is a thing of power, whether as a crop, a product, or an item of consumption Read full review

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User Review  - Blue27 - Borders

This is an eye opening book. An interesting historical and social look at the history of sugar, its transformation through popular culture and its african diaspora ties. Read full review

Contents

Food Sociality and Sugar
3
Consumption
74
Eating and Being
187
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