Sugar changed the world : a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science
Source:Clarion Books, Boston Mass., p.166 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr TP378.2 .A767 2010
Keywords:Liberty--History, Liberty--History--Juvenile literature, Passive resistance--History, Passive resistance--History--Juvenile literature, Slavery--History, Slavery--History--Juvenile literature, Sugar trade--History, Sugar trade--History--Juvenile literature, Sugar--History, Sugar--History--Juvenile literature
Contents: From magic to spice -- Hell -- Freedom -- Back to our stories : new workers, new sugar.; Summary: Sugar has left a bloody trail through human history. Cane--not cotton or tobacco--drove the bloody Atlantic slave trade and took the lives of countless Africans who toiled on vast sugar plantations under cruel overseers. And yet the very popularity of sugar gave abolitionists in England the one tool that could finally end the slave trade. This book traces the history of sugar from its origins in New Guinea around 7000 B.C. to its use in the 21st century to produce ethanol.
Awards: School Library Journal Best Books, 2010.; Lexile measure 1130; Book level 8; Ages 12 and up