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This social and historical exploration traces the history of sugarcane from its home in New Guinea to Shakespeares England. Fascinating sugar lore and anecdotes are included, such as how Queen Elizabeth I became so partial to hippocras (mulled wine), sugared almonds, and pastilles that her teeth turned completely black. Explored are the political and sociological impacts of sugar on the world and the tremendous riches available to the unscrupulous few who grew and sold it. The days of manual processing are described, when fortunes were built on the backbreaking labor of slaves. The resulting wars and geopolitical shifts that have shaped the modern world are discussed in detail.

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A chronicle of the discovery and development of sugar around the world

About the Author

Peter Macinnis is the author of the Science in Action series, which includes Exploring the Environment, The Desert Puffin Originals, and The Rain Forest Puffin Originals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781865086576
Author:
Macinnis, Peter
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin
Location:
83 Alexander St
Subject:
History
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Sugar
Subject:
Sugar trade
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Herbs, Spices, Condiments
Subject:
History/Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.59 lb

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