Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Sidney W. Mintz

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Author: Sidney W. Mintz
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Book Title
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Author
Sidney W. Mintz
ISBN
9780140092332
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 ChronicleBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Sidney W. MintzPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 08/05/1986ISBN: 9780140092332Pages: 320Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 7.60h x 5.00w x 0.60d
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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/05/1986
ISBN: 9780140092332
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.00w x 0.60d
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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/05/1986
ISBN: 9780140092332
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.00w x 0.60d