Sweetness and Power
  • Release Date : 05 August 1986
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101666647
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Download or read book entitled Sweetness and Power by author: Sidney W. Mintz which was release on 05 August 1986 and published by Penguin with total page 320 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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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