Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-century AmericaeBook - 2002
"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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages) : illustrations data file,rda