1. The article "Sweetness and Power" by Sidney W. Mintz explores the historical and social significance of sugar in relation to power dynamics and globalization.
2. Mintz argues that the production, consumption, and control of sugar played a crucial role in shaping colonialism, capitalism, and the modern world economy.
3. The article highlights how the cultivation of sugar led to the exploitation of enslaved labor, the emergence of global trade networks, and the transformation of diets and cultural practices worldwide.
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