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Sweetness and Power Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 05 August 1986
  • ISBN : 9781101666647
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 voters

Sweetness and Power Book Summary/Review:

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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Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
  • Author : Sidney W. Mintz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1986-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781101666647
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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

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Refined Tastes
  • Author : Wendy A. Woloson
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • ISBN : 9780801877186
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A look at sugar in 19th-century American culture and how it rose in popularity to gain its place in the nation’s diet today. American consumers today regard sugar as a mundane and sometimes even troublesome substance linked to hyperactivity in children and other health concerns. Yet two hundred years ago American consumers treasured sugar as a rare commodity and consumed it only in small amounts. In Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America, Wendy A. Woloson demonstrates

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Sugar and Power in the Dominican Republic
  • Author : Michael R. Hall
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 0313311277
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Examines the powerful impact and development that the sugar industry had on U.S.-Dominican relations as the primary vehicle of reciprocal manipulation from 1958 to 1962.

A History of Global Consumption

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781317652656
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In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda. The title explores the topic from the rise of the collector in Renaissance Europe to the birth of consumption as a political tool in the eighteenth century. Beginning with an overview of the history of consumption

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  • Author : Jon Stobart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780192515629
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Consumers in eighteenth-century England were firmly embedded in an expanding world of goods, one that incorporated a range of novel foods (tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and tea) and new supplies of more established commodities, including sugar, spices, and dried fruits. Much has been written about the attraction of these goods, which went from being novelties or expensive luxuries in the mid-seventeenth century to central elements of the British diet a century or so later. They have been linked to the rise

Inhuman Bondage

Inhuman Bondage
  • Author : David Brion Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-05
  • ISBN : 9780195339444
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The author's lifetime of insight as the leading authority on slavery in the Western world is summed up in this compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism in a sweeping and compelling history of the institution of slavery in the United States. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-05-21
  • ISBN : 0691008922
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Alltagsgeschichte, or the history of everyday life, emerged during the 1980s as the most interesting new field among West German historians and, more recently, their East German colleagues. Partly in reaction to the modernization theory pervading West German social history in the 1970s, practitioners of alltagsgeschichte stressed the complexities of popular experience, paying particular attention, for instance, to the relationship of the German working class to Nazism. Now the first English translation of a key volume of essays (Alltagsgeschichte: Zur

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781351322942
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Bad Foods demonstrates how a variety of historical or political events and personalities have shaped our current views of good nutrition. On several occasions in American history concerns have arisen over the safety of our food supply (e.g., harmful ingredients in processed foods) and the potential that processing might deplete foods of their nutrients. These concerns help explain how food characteristics such as freshness, natural, organic, and unprocessed have become important to Americans. Bad Foods traces how the food

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  • Author : Kathryn Cornell Dolan
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780803249882
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Agriculture in the United States has changed dramatically in the last two hundred years. Economic transformation marked by the expansion of the industrial economy and big business has contributed to an increase in industrial food production. Amid this change, policymakers and cultural critics have debated the best way to produce food and wealth for an expanding population with imperialistic tendencies. In a sweeping overview, Beyond the Fruited Plain traces the connections between nineteenth-century literature, agriculture, and U.S. territorial and

Consumption and the World of Goods

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  • Author : John Brewer,Roy Porter
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • ISBN : 0415114780
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Provides an insight into the historical and cultural roots of mass consumerism.

Medieval Fare

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  • Author : Martha M. Daas
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781498589604
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This study examines food in the Middle Ages. The author analyzes its preparation, consumption, and cultural significance and how food provides insight in to the cultural, religious, and social complexities of medieval Iberia.

Sweet Land of Liberty

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  • Author : Rossi Anastopoulo
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781647003050
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A delicious and delightful narrative history of pie in America, from the colonial era through the civil rights movement and beyond From the pumpkin pie gracing the Thanksgiving table to the apple pie at the Fourth of July picnic, nearly every American shares a certain nostalgia for a simple circle of crust and filling. But America’s history with pie has not always been so sweet. After all, it was a slice of cherry pie at the Woolworth’s lunch

Completing the Food Chain

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  • Author : Paula M. Hirschoff
  • Publisher : IRRI
  • Release Date : 1989
  • ISBN : 9789711042097
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Consumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800

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  • Author : Woodruff D. Smith
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 0415933293
GET THIS BOOKConsumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800

Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a comprehensive and much-needed understanding of the origins of modern consumption and all of its cultural implications.

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  • Author : R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781506307756
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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn