Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2013

264 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719090059

Bookseller Code (06)


Chocolate, women and empire

A social and cultural history

Emma Robertson

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Provides a new perspective on histories of chocolate in a style which is accessible and lively
  • An essential antidote to popular histories of chocolate which neglect the stories of imperial exploitation and of women's labour behind consumption
  • Offers original oral histories with women workers in both Britain and Nigeria providing greater depth than any previous study
  • Will attract and resonate with readers interested in the politics of fair trade in chocolate and other commodities: an increasingly prevalent issue
  • Essential reading for students of British imperial history, offering an alternative perspective on 'the empire at home' by focusing on a Northern provincial city

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