The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

"Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, 'The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets' is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure"--

Sugar and Slavery

An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775

Sugar and Slavery


Beet-Sugar Handbook

Beet-Sugar Handbook

The first all-in-one reference for the beet-sugar industry Beet-Sugar Handbook is a practical and concise reference fortechnologists, chemists, farmers, and research personnel involvedwith the beet-sugar industry. It covers: * Basics of beet-sugar technology * Sugarbeet farming * Sugarbeet processing * Laboratory methods of analysis The book also includes technologies that improve the operation andprofitability of the beet-sugar factories, such as: * Juice-softening process * Molasses-softening process * Molasses-desugaring process * Refining cane-raw sugar in a beet-sugar factory The book ends with a review of the following: * Environmental concerns of a beet-sugar factory * Basics of science related to sugar technology * Related tables for use in calculations Written in a conversational, engaging style, the book is userfriendly and practical in its presentation of relevant scientificand mathematical concepts for readers without a significantbackground in these areas. For ease of use, the book highlightsimportant notes, defines technical terms, and presents units inboth metric and British systems. Operating problem-solving relatedto all stations of sugarbeet processing, frequent practicalexamples, and given material/energy balances are other specialfeatures of this book.

Handbook of Sugar Refining

A Manual for the Design and Operation of Sugar Refining Facilities

Handbook of Sugar Refining

This book provides a reference work on the design and operation of cane sugar manufacturing facilities. It covers cane sugar decolorization, filtration, evaporation and crystallization, centrifugation, drying, and packaging,

Problems and Prospects of Sugar Industry in India

Alternative Strategies for Development

Problems and Prospects of Sugar Industry in India

Study restricted to Bijnor District, Uttar Pradesh and covers the period 1987-1990.

The Sugar Cane Industry

An Historical Geography from Its Origins to 1914

The Sugar Cane Industry

Sugar cane has long been one of the world's most important cash crops, and the sugar cane industry can be regarded as one of the world's oldest industries. The industry involves three basic processes: the cultivation of cane, the milling of the cane to extract the juice and the rendering of the juice into crystal sugar. This book is a geography of the sugar cane industry from its origins to 1914. It describes the spread of the industry from India into the Mediterranean during medieval times, across to the Americas in the early years of European colonization, and its subsequent diffusion to most parts of the tropics. It examines changes in agricultural techniques over the centuries, the significance of improvements in milling and manufacturing techniques, and the role of the industry through its demand for labor in forming the multicultural societies of the tropical world. It is the first authoritative study of the development of the industry, in English, in forty years.

Sugar Water

Hawaii's Plantation Ditches

Sugar Water

Hawaii's sugar industry enjoyed great success for most of the twentieth century, and its influence was felt across a broad spectrum: economics, politics, the environment, and society. This success was made possible, in part, through the liberal use of Hawaii's natural resources. Chief among these was water, which was needed in enormous quantities to grow and process sugarcane. Between 1856 and 1920, sugar planters built miles of ditches, diverting water from almost every watershed in Hawaii. "Ditch" is a humble term for these great waterways. By 1920, ditches, tunnels, and flumes were diverting over 800 million gallons a day from streams and mountains to the cane-fields and their mills. Sugar Water chronicles the building of Hawaii's ditches, the men who conceived, engineered, and constructed them, and the sugar plantations and water companies that ran them. It explains how traditional Hawaiian water rights and practices were affected by Western ways. It shows how sugar economics, riding a river of water, transformed Hawaii from an insular, agrarian, and debt-ridden society into one of the most cosmopolitan and prosperous in the Pacific. It chronicles decades of rapid change, including corporate squabbles on the Hamakua coast, working conditions on the Kohala Ditch, raging waters in the Waiahole Tunnel, labor raiding on West Kauai, and the logistics of tunnel building in Lahaina.

The Sugar Masters

Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820--1860

The Sugar Masters

Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise of Louisiana's thriving sugarcane fields came at an unconscionable cost to slaves. Thanks to technological and business innovations, sugar planters stood as models of capitalist entrepreneurship by midcentury. But above all, labor management was the secret to their impressive success. Follett explains how in exchange for increased productivity and efficiency they offered their slaves a range of incentives, such as greater autonomy, improved accommodations, and even financial remuneration. These material gains, however, were only short term. According to Follett, many of Louisiana's sugar elite presented their incentives with a "facade of paternal reciprocity" that seemingly bound the slaves' interests to the apparent goodwill of the masters, but in fact, the owners sought to control every aspect of the slaves's lives, from reproduction to discretionary income. Slaves responded to this display of paternalism by trying to enhance their rights under bondage, but the constant bargaining process invariably led to compromises on their part, and the grueling production pace never relented. The only respite from their masters' demands lay in fashioning their own society, including outlets for religion, leisure, and trade. Until recently, scholars have viewed planters as either paternalistic lords who eschewed marketplace values or as entrepreneurs driven to business success. Follett offers a new view of the sugar masters as embracing both the capitalist market and a social ideology based on hierarchy, honor, and paternalism. His stunning synthesis of empirical research, demographics study, and social and cultural history sets a new standard for this subject.

Sugar: User's Guide To Sucrose

Sugar: User's Guide To Sucrose

Written for the food scientist, and food product developer, this reference manual discusses the physical and chemical properties of sucrose and its contribution to product flavour. Aspects covered include the history of available sugar sources, from naturally formed sugar in plants to the commercially developed, high quality product used in the food industry. The manufacture of refined sugar from both beet and cane plants is also discussed. Each chapter contains a reference list for more in-depth coverage of chapter subjects.

The Sugar Bean Sisters

A Play

The Sugar Bean Sisters

"Cast: 1m., 4w. In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood--Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the "space people" return for another visit. We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar Bean, Florida, after a disastrous daytrip to Disney World, where Willie lost her prized Eva Gabor wig on Space Mountain. Having witnessed the landing of an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy's sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day. A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people's return. Unit set. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes."--Publisher's website.