- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Canada (Jan. 29 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143017136
- ISBN-13: 978-0143017134
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 658 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sugar: A Bittersweet History Paperback – Jan 29 2008
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About the Author
ELIZABETH ABBOTT is the bestselling author of A History of Celibacy, A History of Mistresses, A History of Marriage, and Sugar. Abbott has written for numerous media, including The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and The Gazette (Montreal). She lives in Toronto.
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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
It's very well researched but was in desperate need of an editor to reign her in. She lost focus for the majority of this book when it became a treatise on slavery rather than on sugar itself.
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