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


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$14.99  $13.94
Clarion Books
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8.4 X 9.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.2 pounds

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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.


"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)

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