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Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

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Sugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, and researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life, though scholars have often neglected its fundamental role in the country's development. Throughout world history, alcohol has helped build family livelihoods, boost local economies, and forge nations. The alcohol economy ...

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Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History
2019, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813064222

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Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History
2012, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813041629

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