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Sugar : a bittersweet history

Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abbott
ISBN: 9780715639757 0715639757 9781590206478 1590206479
OCLC Number: 645674286
Notes: "First published in 2008 by Penguin Group (Canada)"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 453 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: The Oriental delight conquers the West. The reign of sugar begins ; The proletarianization of sugar --
Black sugar. The Africanization of the cane fields ; The world the Whites made ; Sugar stirs the universe --
Abolition through resistance and parliament. Racism, resistance, rebellion and revolution ; Blood in the sugar : abolishing the slave trade ; Slaying monsters : slavery and apprenticeship ; Cuba and Louisiana : sugar for North America --
The sweetening world. The sugar diasporas ; Meet and eat me in St. Louis! ; Sugar's legacies and prospects.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abbott.

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"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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