- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 5, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140092331
- ISBN-13: 978-0140092332
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Reprint Edition
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About the Author
Sidney W. Mintz (1922-2015) was William L. Straus, Jr., Professor, Emeritus, and cofounder of the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. A renowned cultural anthropologist, he authored several books, including Three Ancient Colonies and Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom.
An award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, Tom Perkins has expanded his skills to narrating and has more than sixty titles to his credit. He learned by working with the world's best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
My greatest insight from this book derives from the above understanding that the increasing use of sugar in the diets of "modernized" people reflects upon its ability to provide calories (thus energy) at a cheap price, in a product with "shelf-life" that allows people to focus on their work (for their employers) for eight or more hours per day.
I might add that this book was a great "warm-up" read before I began the two volume set: The Invention of the White Race, by Theodore Allen.
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Very good book about sugar's rise and its ties to power.Read more