What is the summary for the book Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney Mintz?
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History is about the cultural and economic history of sugar. Sidney Mintz explains how the sugar industry developed with a particular focus on its role in colonial exploitation. He explains that the sugar plantations were an early form of contemporary industrial production. He also explains how cultural dietary practices and traditions involving sugar shifted throughout history but were always tied to the history of international economic exploitation.