Sugar: a bittersweet history
"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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The Oriental Delight Conquers the West
The Africanization of the Cane Fields
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