Refined Tastes

Refined Tastes

Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-century America

eBook - 2002
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"American consumers today regard sugar as a mundane and sometimes even troublesome substance linked to hyperactivity in children and other health concerns. Yet two hundred years ago American consumers treasured sugar as a rare commodity and consumed it only in small amounts. In Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America, Wendy A. Woloson demonstrates how the cultural role of sugar changed from being a precious luxury good to a ubiquitous necessity. Sugar became a social marker that established and reinforced class and gender differences."--Jacket.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9780801868764
0801868769
9780801877186
0801877180
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xi, 277 pages) : illustrations

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