Sugar: A Bittersweet History

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Penguin Canada, 2008 - 453 pages
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Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.

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User Review  - Lukas Evan - Goodreads

As much about slavery, capitalism, and colonialism as about sugar. Read full review

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User Review  - L. Wood - Goodreads

Great history of the slave trade involving this global product. If you want to be disgusted and educated, a must read. Read full review


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Elizabeth Abbott is Dean of Women at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

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