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DOWNLOAD Ø Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science) Æ American Consumers Today Regard Sugar As A Mundane And Sometimes Even Troublesome Substance Linked To Hyperactivity In Children And Other Health Concerns Yet Two Hundred Years Ago American Consumers Treasured Sugar As A Rare Commodity And Consumed It Only In Small Amounts In Refined Tastes Sugar, Confectionery, And Consumers In Nineteenth Century America, Wendy A Woloson Demonstrates How The Cultural Role Of Sugar Changed From Being A Precious Luxury Good To A Ubiquitous Necessity Sugar Became A Social Marker That Established And Reinforced Class And Gender DifferencesDuring The Eighteenth And Early Nineteenth Centuries, Woloson Explains, The Social Elite Saw Expensive Sugar And Sweet Confections As Symbols Of Their Wealth As Refined Sugar Became Affordable And Accessible, New Confections Children S Candy, Ice Cream, And Wedding Cakes Made Their Way Into American Culture, Acquiring A Broad Array Of Social Meanings Originally Signifying Male Economic Prowess, Sugar Eventually Became Associated With Femininity And Women S Consumerism Woloson S Work Offers A Vivid Account Of This Social Transformation Along With The Emergence Of Consumer Culture In America Truly great work of cultural and gender history Explores various 19th century sweets ice cream, penny candy, wedding cakes, etc , how they were sold, where they were eaten Overarching argument is that sweetness came to be allied with femininity, and examines the implications of that Each chapter was extremely entertaining and well written my favorite was probably the ice cream chapter, as she s got the best description and analysis of 19th century pleasure gardens there I ve ever seen Immensely usable in any food history class may even use a chapter or two in my ag history class. Woloson s extensive archival research creates a rich and textured account of the uses and meanings of confectionery in the nineteenth century.