Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
8.4 X 9.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780544582477

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About the Author

Marc Aronson has won many awards and prizes for his books, including the first Sibert Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for Eldorado. Marina Budhos is an assistant professor of English at William Paterson University. She is the author of Ask Me No Questions, winner of the inaugural James Cook Teen Book Award. She and her husband live with their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Reviews

"This is fine historical writing: an epic story on a broad canvas that never loses sight of individual moments of human drama; a historical methodology infused with political, intellectual, cultural, and social strands; a complex sequence of cause and effect; an illuminating synthesis of primary and secondary sources; and a thoughtful marriage of words, picture, and design."--Horn Book, starred review

"Covering 10,000 years of history and ranging the world, the story is made personal by the authors' own family stories, their passion for the subject and their conviction that young people are up to the challenge of complex, well-written narrative history."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"As the title suggests, this stirring, highly detailed history of the sugar trade reaches across time and around the globe . . . The book's scope is ambitious, but the clear, informal prose, along with maps and archival illustrations, makes the horrific connections with dramatic immediacy."--Booklist

"This is a poignant, ultimately hopeful essay that clearly chronicles the human pursuit of sugar to satisfy our collective sweet tooth."--The Bulletin

"An impassioned, thought-provoking account that forces us to look anew at the things we take for granted."--Jennifer Brown, Shelf Awareness

"This book, at once serious and engaging, traces the complex history of sugar over vast expanses of time and space, exploring ways in which this one commodity influenced the formation of empires, the enslavement and migrations of peoples, the development of ideas about liberty, and so much more."--Deborah Warner, Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC