Bittersweet The Story of Sugar

ISBN-10: 1865086576
ISBN-13: 9781865086576
Edition: 2003
Authors: Peter Macinnis
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Description: About the author Acknowledgments Note on measurements and money Preface Introduction 1 The beginnings 2 The spread of sugar 3 Sugar in the New World 4 The English and the Sugar Business 5 Fighting over sugar 6 A science of sugar 7 Rum and politics 8  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

About the author Acknowledgments Note on measurements and money Preface Introduction 1 The beginnings 2 The spread of sugar 3 Sugar in the New World 4 The English and the Sugar Business 5 Fighting over sugar 6 A science of sugar 7 Rum and politics 8 The end of slavery in the Americas 9 Emancipation's harvest 10 The rise of technology 11 Labour problems 12 Sugar in the twentieth century Epilogue: The costs and benefits Glossary References Index

Peter Macinnis, a science writer, has also been a teacher and museum educator. The author of twenty books for adults and children, including Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar and Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar, he has appeared on radio and television in his native Australia. He now works for an online encyclopedia and lives in Sydney.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Note on measurements and money
Preface
Introduction
The beginnings
The spread of sugar
Sugar in the New World
The English and the Sugar Business
Fighting over sugar
A science of sugar
Rum and politics
The end of slavery in the Americas
Emancipation's harvest
The rise of technology
Labour problems
Sugar in the twentieth century
Epilogue: The costs and benefits
Glossary
References
Index

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