Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
The Place of Sugar in Modern History

by Sidney W. Mintz

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1986-08-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101666641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle

CEB Common English Bible - eBook [ePub]

CEB Common English Bible - eBook [ePub]
A Book

by Common English Bible

  • Publisher : Common English Bible
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 1216
  • ISBN : 1609260848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.

CEB Common English Bible Catholic Edition - eBook [ePub]

CEB Common English Bible Catholic Edition - eBook [ePub]
A Book

by Common English Bible

  • Publisher : Common English Bible
  • Release : 2012-09-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1609261305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.

CEB Common English Bible with Apocrypha - eBook [ePub]

CEB Common English Bible with Apocrypha - eBook [ePub]
A Book

by Common English Bible,

  • Publisher : Common English Bible
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1609260856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.

Rethinking Diabetes

Rethinking Diabetes
Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

by Emily Mendenhall

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1501738313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Rethinking Diabetes, Emily Mendenhall investigates how global and local factors transform how diabetes is perceived, experienced, and embodied from place to place. Mendenhall argues that the link between sugar and diabetes overshadows the ways in which underlying biological processes linking hunger, oppression, trauma, unbridled stress, and chronic mental distress produce diabetes. The life history narratives in the book show how deeply embedded these factors are in the ways diabetes is experienced and (re)produced among poor communities around the world. Rethinking Diabetes focuses on the stories of women living with diabetes near or below the poverty line in urban settings in the United States, India, South Africa, and Kenya. Mendenhall shows how women's experiences of living with diabetes cannot be dissociated from their social responsibilities of caregiving, demanding family roles, expectations, and gendered experiences of violence that often displace their ability to care for themselves first. These case studies reveal the ways in which a global story of diabetes overlooks the unique social, political, and cultural factors that produce syndemic diabetes differently across contexts. From the case studies, Rethinking Diabetes clearly provides some important parallels for scholars to consider: significant social and economic inequalities, health systems that are a mix of public and private (with substandard provisions for low-income patients), and rising diabetes incidence and prevalence. At the same time, Mendenhall asks us to unpack how social, cultural, and epidemiological factors shape people's experiences and why we need to take these differences seriously when we think about what drives diabetes and how it affects the lives of the poor.

Slavery Hinterland

Slavery Hinterland
Transatlantic Slavery and Continental Europe, 1680-1850

by Felix Brahm,Eve Rosenhaft

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1783271124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributors from the US, Britain and Europe explore a neglected aspect of transatlantic slavery: the implication of a continental European hinterland.

SUGAR FREE 3

SUGAR FREE 3
THE SIMPLE 3-WEEK PLAN FOR MORE ENERGY, BETTER SLEEP & SURPRISINGLY EASY WEIGHT LOSS!

by Michele Promaulayko

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-12-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1940358450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking new program for improved wellness, more energy, sounder sleep, better-looking skin, and healthy weight loss—without counting calories! Conquer Sugar Cravings in Three Short Weeks Sugar Free 3 is a revolutionary new plan based on the latest research and science. It's not a diet. It's not a detox. It's not a cleanse. It's a three-week program to reset your entire approach to food and eating. You'll discover why sugar makes you fat (and sick), where it's lurking, and how to live happier and healthier without it. As the former Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health and Cosmopolitan, Michele Promaulayko has spent the last decade at the forefront of the newest research about how sugar and artificial sweeteners affect your mind and body. What she discovered was that added sweeteners are at the center of every major and minor health crisis, from the ones you'd guess—like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes—to the ones that might surprise you, like acne, bad moods, digestion, and sleep loss. Giving up these “added sugars” can lead to weight loss and decreased diabetes risk, sure, but also better skin, better moods, and thicker hair. Even if your baseline is “I feel OK,” you don’t know how much better you could be feeling once off the sweet stuff. Within just days, Sugar Free 3 users began to see and feel results: smoother, glowing skin, greater energy and clarity of thought, improved mood, better digestion and less bloat, better sleep, and significant weight loss—up to 7 pounds in the first week! “Michele has created a plan that’s easy, effective, and for everyone. In just days, you’ll feel better and look better than you ever have before!” says David Zinczenko, founder of Eat This, Not That! 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1. It’s Simple and it’s Doable So You Will Stick with It! 2. You’ll Never Feel Hungry! 3. Carbs Are Allowed! 4. No Calorie Counting—Ever! 5. You Don’t Have to Exercise! As a result, Sugar Free 3 helped people lose 5, 10, 15 pounds or more and feel happier and healthier than ever before. Now's your chance! Inside, You'll Discover: Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks Secrets for Crushing Cravings and Weight-Loss Tips A Guide to Dining Out—and Ordering In Inspiring Testimonials from Real-Life Success Stories As a bonus, readers will enjoy onboarding to Openfit, the digital streaming platform that provides more recipes, tons of additional content and advice, a meal-planning app, Vlog, hundreds of workouts, and mindfulness and visualization videos. Sugar Free 3 is the ideal program for anyone who wants better health, endless energy, and lasting weight loss—without counting calories!

A Thirst for Empire

A Thirst for Empire
How Tea Shaped the Modern World

by Erika Rappaport

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 0691192707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes--in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies--the effects of which are with us even today. A Thirst for Empire takes a vast and in-depth historical look at how men and women--through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa--transformed global tastes and habits and in the process created our modern consumer society. As Erika Rappaport shows, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries the boundaries of the tea industry and the British Empire overlapped but were never identical, and she highlights the economic, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate--but never entirely control--the worldwide production, trade, and consumption of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. Tea was among the earliest colonial industries in which merchants, planters, promoters, and retailers used imperial resources to pay for global advertising and political lobbying. The commercial model that tea inspired still exists and is vital for understanding how politics and publicity influence the international economy ..."--Jacket.

Legacies of Violence

Legacies of Violence
History, Society, and the State in Sardinia

by Antonio Sorge

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2015-07-06
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1442621745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The inhabitants of highland Sardinia proudly declare a long history of resistance to outside authority. Many even celebrate the belief that “not even the Roman Empire reached this far.” Yet, since the late nineteenth century, the Italian government has pacified and integrated the mountain districts of the island into the state, often through the use of force. In Legacies of Violence, Antonio Sorge examines local understandings of this past and the effects that a history of violence exercises on collective representations. This is particularly the case among the shepherds of the island, who claim to embody an ancient code of honour known as balentia that they allege to be uncorrupted by the values of mainstream Italian society. A perceptive ethnography of the mobilization of history in support of a way of life that is disappearing as the region’s inhabitants adopt a more mobile, cosmopolitan, and urbane lifestyle, Sorge’s work demonstrates how social memory continues to shape the present in the Sardinian highlands.

Near a Thousand Tables

Near a Thousand Tables
A History of Food

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002-06-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0743234154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Near a Thousand Tables, acclaimed food historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the fascinating story of food as cultural as well as culinary history -- a window on the history of mankind. In this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) book, he guides readers through the eight great revolutions in the world history of food: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a course apart from other species; the ritualization of eating, which brought magic and meaning into people's relationship with what they ate; the inception of herding and the invention of agriculture, perhaps the two greatest revolutions of all; the rise of inequality, which led to the development of haute cuisine; the long-range trade in food which, practically alone, broke down cultural barriers; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the global distribution of plants and livestock; and, finally, the industrialization and globalization of mass-produced food. From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to Big Macs to genetically modified tomatoes, Near a Thousand Tables is a full-course meal of extraordinary narrative, brilliant insight, and fascinating explorations that will satisfy the hungriest of readers.

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
A Book

by Robert Greene

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2000-09-01
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101042458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

God Help the Child

God Help the Child
A Book

by Toni Morrison

  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2015-04-21
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 030739977X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the centre: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish.... Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother ... Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother ... and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom
Excursions Into Eating, Culture, and the Past

by Sidney Wilfred Mintz

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9780807046296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Should it matter to us?"--BOOK JACKET.

Here Is the Beehive

Here Is the Beehive
A Book

by Sarah Crossan

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0316428574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliantly original debut about a love affair cut short, and how lonely it is to live inside a secret -- for fans of Sally Rooney, Sheila Heti, and Ottessa Moshfegh. Ana Kelly can deal with death. As an estate lawyer, an unfortunate part of her day-to-day is phone calls from the next of kin informing her that one of her clients has died. But nothing could have prepared Ana for the call from Rebecca Taylor, explaining in a strangely calm tone that her husband Connor was killed in an accident. Ana had been having an affair with Connor for three years, keeping their love secret in hotel rooms, weekends away, and swiftly deleted text messages. Though consuming, they hide their love well, and nobody knows of their relationship except Mark, Connor's best friend. Alone and undone, Ana seeks friendship with the person who she once thought of as her adversary and opposite, but who is now the only one who shares her pain -- Rebecca. As Ana becomes closer to her lover's widow, she is forced to reconcile painful truths about the affair, and the fickleness of love and desire. Funny, frank, and strange, Sarah Crossan's moving novel is wholly original and deeply resonant.

Sweet Fate

Sweet Fate
A Book

by Laurelin Paige

  • Publisher : Paige Press, LLC
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on. But fate has other plans for him, and when Audrey once again lands in his path, it’s only too easy to fall back into their easy rhythm. And then their easy banter. And of course, each other’s arms. He tells himself nothing has changed. She still wants forever, and he still thinks tomorrow is long enough. But watching her search isn’t as easy as he thought it would be, and now Dylan must figure out if he’s really the love Scrooge he professes to be or if he’s been Fate’s willing victim all along.

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey
A Book

by Rupi Kaur

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1449478654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil
A Book

by Wendy Higgins

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 006208562X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series. What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Empire of Cotton

Empire of Cotton
A Global History

by Sven Beckert

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2015-11-10
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0375713964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing
A Novel

by Renée Carlino

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1476763933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After the death of her father, classically trained pianist Mia Kelly gives up a possible career as a musician to run her father's New York City café, but all that changes when she meets a charming guitarist named Will. Original.

The 40-Day Sugar Fast

The 40-Day Sugar Fast
Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

by Wendy Speake

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1493419277
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What would you be willing to give up to experience the presence of God in your life again? Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished. Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us more of himself--the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul's deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you'll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.