Sugar: A Bitterweet History Hardcover – 2010
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and intriguing look at a product which many/most of us take for granted.
Abbott traces the growth in the world's demand for sugar and the direct
role this played in the growth of the slave trade. Abbott's writing is always interesting. The history is interspersed with tiny, elegant details of real people and real lives --- some prospering but most foundering, as a result of the sugar market. It is a very compelling read and the accompanying photographs are excellent. You'll never look at your sugar bowl in the same way again.
Sugar: A Bittersweet History
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The subject matter is interesting, but Abbott gets bogged down by needless historical detail and sometimes fails to make adequate transitions between chapter divisions and chapters... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Gregory Dickson
Having read similar books where the focus is on the history of one food commodity (True History Of Chocolate by the Coes, Banana by Dan Koeppel, Salt by Mark Kurlansky, etc. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2012 by Brian Maitland