Sugar Blues by William Dufty


The Story of Sugar and Western Civilization


William Dufty was an mid-twentieth century progressive journalist with a background in the labor movement and an attitude.

In 1968 he met Gloria Swanson, who chided him for putting sugar in his coffee at a meeting. They fell in love, and William began putting his investigative journalistic skills to work on the story of sugar. Seven years later he emerged with a thoroughly researched, politically-charged yet spot-on critique of the sugar industry and the role it's played in the development of western civilization. (Among other things, the demand for sugar drove the slave trade.)

You'll have to buy the book, but if you click on the image it'll take you to the Amazon.com page; when I last checked used copies were selling for $1.66. You have 5 1/2 hours to read the book. There is no video summary or quiz for this course segment. But you're almost done.