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Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the ... More


Introduction

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book chronicles the rise of a sugar empire in the United States from the Spanish American War through the New Deal of the 1930s. It considers how changing patterns of migration shaped new ... More


Commodity Cultures and Cross-Border Desires: Piloncillo between Mexico and the United States in the 1910s through the 1930s

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines how people in the United States learned to eat so much sugar, including piloncillo, the unrefined cane sugar common in rural Mexico. To this end, the chapter traces the consumer ... More


From Cane to Candy: The Racial Geography of New Mass Markets for Candy in the 1920s

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a mass market for inexpensive sweets during the 1920s that catered mostly to working-and middle-class consumers. It examines the role played by government ... More


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