The “Sweet” History of Sugar

Evan Toerpe, Braden Shibley, and Alex Hawley bring you the “sweet” history of sugar in this thrilling podcast.  This podcast explores how the gendering of sugar in the 17th century sparked huge societal changes and resulted in massive colonial trade expansion across the globe.  The podcast will also explore how cookbooks written during the time period held a substantial role in establishing concrete roles for women in the household and helped people accept and absorb foreign commodities such as sugar into their daily lives.  We hope you will enjoy!