Sugar Changed the World

When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace the globe-spanning story of the sweet substance and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives. The trail ran like a bright band from religious ceremonies in India to Europe's Middle Ages, then on to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France. With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, here is the story of how one product allows us to see the grand currents of world history in new ways. Time line, source notes, bibliography, and index included.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780544582477
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Marc Aronson
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions 21.3cm x 1.3cm x 23.9cm
Weight 0.75 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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