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Sugar: A Bittersweet History Paperback – Sep 27 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Overlook TP (Sept. 27 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590206479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590206478
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #586,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Elizabeth Abbott's Sugar: A Bittersweet History is an intelligent
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.
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I looked up this book after learning it was nominated the Charles Taylor Prize. It is well researched and expertly written. I had no idea that there was such a hugely fascinating and emotional history in the little teaspoon of sugar I put in my coffee every morning.
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this is a well researched and comprehensive book about sugar and the slave trade in the West indies. It has a couple of excellent chapters on food history and how sugar has shaped our culture. It is very detailed and not a quick read, but worth the time. there are also chapters on the global sugar trade, but most of the book is about the Atlantic slave triangle.
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