Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Penguin Books, 1986 - 274 sidor
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In this book the author 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 its 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.

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Användarrecension  - 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. Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

Mintz provides a fascinating history of sugar, placing it in context within the transatlantic world. Sugar acquired ever increasing importance as the means for its production improved, its ... Läs hela recensionen


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

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