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Author Abbott, Elizabeth
Title Sugar : a bittersweet history / Elizabeth Abbott
Imprint London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2009, c2008
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  TX560.S9 A23 2009    AVAILABLE    30520020718194
 人文社會聯圖  TX560.S9 A23 2009    AVAILABLE    30600020070737
Descript x, 453 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Note "First published in 2008 by Penguin Group (Canada)"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [431]-440) and index
Part 1: The oriental delight conquers the West. The reign of sugar begins -- The proletarianization of sugar -- Part 2: Black sugar. The Africanization of the cane fields -- The world the whites made -- Sugar stirs the universe -- Part 3: 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 -- Part 4: The sweetening world. The sugar diasporas -- Meet and eat me in St. Louis! -- Sugar's legacies and prospects -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index -- Credits
"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
Subject Sugar -- History
Sugar -- Social aspects
Sugar -- Health aspects
Sugar crops -- History
Sugar plantations -- History
Sugar trade -- History
Sugar trade -- Social aspects
Sugar trade -- Environmental aspects
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