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Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America

By: Wendy A. Woloson

Price: $19.96

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 868769

ISBN: 0-8018-6876-9

Condition: 320 pages, 35 halftones and 1 line drawing, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


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 ubiqui... View more info