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Author Walvin, James, author.

Title Sugar [Overdrive electronic resource]: the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity / James Walvin.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint New York : Random House Audio, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource (12 audio files) : digital
Playing Time 10:53:30
Description audio file rda
Note Unabridged.
Performer Narrator: Roger Davis.
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.
System Details Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 302618 KB).
Subject Sugar -- History. -- Sound recordings.
Sugar -- Health aspects. -- Sound recordings.
Sugar -- Social aspects. -- Sound recordings.
Sugar trade -- History. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Electronic audiobooks.
Added Author Davis, Roger, narrator.
ISBN 9780525633235 (sound recording)
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