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Studying Sugar: A Resource List

SugarSpiritLogoSquare1 In the Sugar Spirit Project, I've had to use several sources to research material, so I figured I'd list them on this page should you want to read them yourself or check my work.

I'll add to the list as I use more resources.  

  • Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History By Sidney W. Mintz (1985). This book traces the history of sugar but is primarily a sociological study of sugar consumption in England. It traces how sugar became so popular so fast. 
  • Sugar: A Bittersweet History By Elizabeth Abbott (2008). In-depth sugar history, spread of sugar, lasting effects of sugar production, finals notes on environmental concerns. Contains a lot of information on sugar and the slave trade. 
  •, the website of the Sugar Association. Some brief but good information in the Downloads section.
  • The Wikipedia entry for Sugar is surprisingly good. 
  • The sugarcane Wikipedia entry is not bad either. 
  • The USDA plants database entry is pretty cool. 


The Sugar Spirit Project is sponsored by Bacardi Rum. Content created and owned by Camper English for Alcademics. For the project index, click on the logo above or follow this link




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