Thursday, May 17, 2007

Academic Book Review

Sidney Mintz, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (1986)

In America, first you get the sugar. Then you get the power. Then you get the women.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Nice. Also like that the author's name is Mintz.

Maybe it's a fair counterpoint to Mark Kurlansky's Salt: A World History (which I've read).

"64 slices of American cheese..."

9:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Corndog said...

"A big mountain of sugar is too much for one man. I can see now why God portions it out in those little packets."

6:46 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Is it possible to go only as far as Phase 2?

2:55 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Maybe you can trade the women (or the power) for a nice young man.

3:12 PM  

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