Sugar: A Bittersweet History Paperback – Sep 27 2011
Back to University 2016
Save on College Prep Essentials on Amazon.ca. Shop now
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
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
Most recent customer reviews
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 on Feb. 20 2014 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