Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history

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Penguin Books, 1986 - 274 pages
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"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."-The New York Review of Books.

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Subject matter and scope of research: fascinating. - Goodreads
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General writing style: dull and soporific. - Goodreads

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Fascinating study by an anthropologist about sugar/sucrose- its cultivation, effect on the burgeoning capitalist economic system of England, and it's role in society. A few parts dragged a bit but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Favini - Goodreads

A really interesting study on the place of sugar in the British diet, focusing on the ways in which the transition to an imperial and then capitalistic power shaped British eating habits and made a ... Read full review

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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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