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Sugar Changed the World

(2006)
A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
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When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace the globe-spanning story of the sweet substance and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives. The trail ran like a bright band from religious ceremonies in India to Europe's Middle Ages, then on to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France. With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, here is the story of how one product allows us to see the grand currents of world history in new ways. Time line, source notes, bibliography, index.

    

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Author(s): Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos
ISBN: 0-618-57492-1 / 978-0-618-57492-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Author(s): Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos
ISBN: 0-544-58247-0 / 978-0-544-58247-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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