9780140092332-0140092331-Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

ISBN-13: 9780140092332
ISBN-10: 0140092331
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mintz, Sidney W.
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 274 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780140092332
ISBN-10: 0140092331
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mintz, Sidney W.
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 274 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mintz, Sidney W. wrote Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History comprising 274 pages back in 1986. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0140092331 and 9780140092332. Since then Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.19 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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