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The Resource Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney W. Mintz

Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney W. Mintz

Label
Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history
Title
Sweetness and power
Title remainder
the place of sugar in modern history
Statement of responsibility
Sidney W. Mintz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In thid book the author 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 its 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mintz, Sidney W.
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2869
LC item number
.M56 1985
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2869.M56
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sugar
  • Sugar trade
  • Sugar
  • Carbohydrates
  • Feeding Behavior
  • AZUCAR
  • INDUSTRIA AZUCARERA
  • Suiker
  • Voedingsgewoonten
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Antropologische aspecten
  • Sucre
  • Sucre
Label
Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney W. Mintz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Elisabeth Sifton books."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food, sociality, and sugar -- Production -- Consumption -- Power -- Eating and being
Control code
11088957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670687022
Lccn
83040667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)718333
Label
Sweetness and power : the place of sugar in modern history, Sidney W. Mintz
Publication
Note
  • "Elisabeth Sifton books."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food, sociality, and sugar -- Production -- Consumption -- Power -- Eating and being
Control code
11088957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670687022
Lccn
83040667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)718333

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