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

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

April Merleaux

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 Philippines, had the potential for vastly expanding sugar production. As victory parties and commemorations prominently featured candy and other sweets, Americans saw sugar as the reward for their ... Read more
 

 

 

 

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