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From extreme luxury to everyday commodity Sugar in Sweden, 17th to 20th centuries


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Title: From extreme luxury to everyday commodity Sugar in Sweden, 17th to 20th centuries
Authors: Rönnbäck, Klas
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2007
University: Göteborg University, School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Department of Economic History
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Papers in Economic History
11
Keywords: Economic History
Price History
Consumption
Sugar
Sweden
Ghost acreage
Slavery
Abstract: This paper will focus upon the Swedish consumption of sugar, a product that illustrates the shift from being a luxury to being a mass-consumed commodity. Very little attention has been paid to the commodity of sugar by Swedish scholars, at least concerning the period prior to the introduction of the sugar beet in the late 19th century. The paper will try to answer three questions: - When did sugar experience a shift from luxury to everyday commodity? - What factors are important to explain... more
ISSN: 1653-1000
Description: Version updated 2008-01-29
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/7497
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