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The Resource Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity, James Walvin

Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity, James Walvin

Label
Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
Title
Sugar
Title remainder
the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
Statement of responsibility
James Walvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the domain of the rich. But with the rise of the sugar colonies in the New World over the following century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and an everyday necessity. Less than fifty years ago, few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem. And yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco. . . . Acclaimed historian James Walvin looks at the history of our collective sweet tooth, beginning with the sugar grown by enslaved people who had been uprooted and shipped vast distances to undertake the grueling labor on plantations. The combination of sugar and slavery would transform the tastes of the Western world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walvin, James,
Dewey number
338.17361
Index
index present
LC call number
TX560.S9
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Sugar trade
Label
Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity, James Walvin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sugar in our time -- A traditional taste -- The march of decay -- Sugar and slavery -- Environmental impact -- Shopping for sugar -- A perfect match for tea and coffee -- Pandering to the palate -- Rum makes its mark -- Sugar goes global -- The sweetening of America -- Power shifts in the New World -- A sweeter war and peace -- Obesity matters -- The way we eat now -- Hard truth about soft drinks -- Turning the tide--beyond the sugar tax -- Conclusion: Bitter-sweet prospects
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9781681776774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1029733597
  • (OCoLC)1029733597
  • 2126937
Label
Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity, James Walvin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sugar in our time -- A traditional taste -- The march of decay -- Sugar and slavery -- Environmental impact -- Shopping for sugar -- A perfect match for tea and coffee -- Pandering to the palate -- Rum makes its mark -- Sugar goes global -- The sweetening of America -- Power shifts in the New World -- A sweeter war and peace -- Obesity matters -- The way we eat now -- Hard truth about soft drinks -- Turning the tide--beyond the sugar tax -- Conclusion: Bitter-sweet prospects
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9781681776774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1029733597
  • (OCoLC)1029733597
  • 2126937

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