Sweetness and Power
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Sweetness and Power


  • Author : Sidney W. Mintz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1986-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101666647


Sweetness and Power Book Description :

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

Sweetness and Power
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Sweetness and Power


  • Author : Sidney Wilfred Mintz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140092332


Sweetness and Power Book Description :

Traces the history of sugar production and consumption, examines its relationship with slavery, class ambitions, and industrialization, and describes sugar's impact on modern diet and eating habits

Tasting Food  Tasting Freedom
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Tasting Food Tasting Freedom


  • Author : Sidney Wilfred Mintz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 0807046299


Tasting Food Tasting Freedom Book Description :

Should it matter to us?"--BOOK JACKET.

The World of Soy
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The World of Soy


  • Author : Christine M. Du Bois
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Food habits
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9971694131


The World of Soy Book Description :

Sugar and Civilization

Sugar and Civilization


  • Author : April Merleaux
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469622521


Sugar and Civilization Book Description :

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish-American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines, had the potential for vastly expanding sugar production. As victory parties and commemorations prominently featured candy and other sweets, Americans saw sugar as the reward for their global ambitions. April Merleaux demonstrates that trade policies and consumer cultures are as crucial to understanding U.S. empire as military or diplomatic interventions. As the nation's sweet tooth grew, people debated tariffs, immigration, and empire, all of which hastened the nation's rise as an international power. These dynamics played out in the bureaucracies of Washington, D.C., in the pages of local newspapers, and at local candy counters. Merleaux argues that ideas about race and civilization shaped sugar markets since government policies and business practices hinged on the racial characteristics of the people who worked the land and consumed its products. Connecting the history of sugar to its producers, consumers, and policy makers, Merleaux shows that the modern American sugar habit took shape in the shadow of a growing empire.

Sugar

Sugar


  • Author : James Walvin
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2017-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472138118


Sugar Book Description :

An 'entertaining, informative and utterly depressing global history of an important commodity . . . By alerting readers to the ways that modernity's very origins are entangled with a seemingly benign and delicious substance, Sugar raises fundamental questions about our world.' Sven Beckert, the Laird Bell professor of American history at Harvard University and the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History, in the New York Times 'A brilliant and thought-provoking history of sugar and its ironies' Bee Wilson, Wall Street Journal 'Shocking and revelatory . . . no other product has so changed the world, and no other book reveals the scale of its impact.' David Olusoga 'This study could not be more timely.' Laura Sandy, Lecturer in the History of Slavery, University of Liverpool How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the preserve of the rich. But with the rise of the European sugar colonies in the Americas in the seventeenth century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and hugely popular - an everyday necessity. As recently as the 1970s, very few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem; yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco, and the cause of a global obesity epidemic. While sugar cosumption remains higher than ever - in some countries as high as 50kg per head per year - some advertisements proudly proclaim that their product contains no sugar. Sugar, while still clearly much loved, has taken on a pariah status. Sugar grown by enslaved workers - people who had been uprooted and shipped vast distances to undertake the gruelling, intensive labour on plantations - brought about revolutionary changes in the landscape of the sugar colonies while transforming the tastes of the Western world. Only now is the exte

Sweetness in the Belly
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

Sweetness in the Belly


  • Author : Camilla Gibb
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373342


Sweetness in the Belly Book Description :

Lilly, the main character of Camilla Gibb’s stunning new novel, has anything but a stable childhood. The daughter of English/Irish hippies, she was “born in Yugoslavia, breast-fed in the Ukraine, weaned in Corsica, freed from nappies in Sicily and walking by the time [they] got to the Algarve…” The family’s nomadic adventure ends in Tangier when Lilly’s parents are killed in a drug deal gone awry. Orphaned at eight, Lilly is left in the care of a Sufi sheikh, who shows her the way of Islam through the Qur’an. When political turmoil erupts, Lilly, now sixteen, is sent to the ancient walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, where she stays in a dirt-floored compound with an impoverished widow named Nouria and her four children. In Harar, Lilly earns her keep by helping with the household chores and teaching local children the Qur’an. Ignoring the cries of “farenji” (foreigner), she slowly begins to put down roots, learning the language and immersing herself in a culture rich in customs and rituals and lush with glittering bright headscarves, the chorus of muezzins and the scent of incense and coffee. She is drawn to an idealistic half-Sudanese doctor named Aziz, and the two begin to meet every Saturday at a social gathering. As they stay behind to talk, Lilly finds her faith tested for the first time in her life: “The desire to remain in his company overwhelmed common sense; I would pick up my good Muslim self on the way home.” Just as their love begins to blossom, they are wrenched apart when the aging emperor Haile Selassie is deposed by the brutal Dergue regime. Lilly seeks exile in London, while Aziz stays to pursue his revolutionary passions. In London, Lilly’s life as a white Muslim is no less complicated. A hospital staff nurse, she befriends a refugee from Ethiopia named Amina, whose daughter she helped to deliver in a back alley. The two women set up a community association to re-unite refugees with lost family members. Their work, however, i

Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning


  • Author : Gido Amagakure
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682337134


Sweetness and Lightning Book Description :

A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love! "This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A." -Anime News Network "A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended." -Otaku USA Magazine