This book contains the entire and complete history of sugar starting pre-1600. More importantly, this book delves into the relationship between sugar and each society through time. You won't be shocked to discover that as time went on and sugar became easier to produce and transport that it has caused our collective health to suffer. Once a luxury only for the most wealthy now it is in everything that is processed at the supermarket. That part you probably already knew. The details are fascinating, and the narrative is entertaining and keeps you rolling through history at just the right pace.
Homeschoolers- you could use this on a high school booklist in either history or if you are studying nutrition/science.
Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Sugar By James Walvin April 2018