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American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934
American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934
 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 321
Binding Paperback
ISBN 807847887

Product Code: 756799481

Description
 
Cesar J. Ayala (au). Focuses on the discontinuities in the development of plantation economies in Cuba, Puerto Rico, & the Dominican Republic in the early 20th cent. Analyzes & compares the growth of sugar production in the 3 nations following the War of 1898 -- when the U.S. acquired Cuba & Puerto Rico -- to show how closely the develop. of the Spanish Caribbean’s modern econ. & social class systems is linked to the history of the U.S. sugar industry during its period of expansion & consolidation. Examines patterns of investment & principal groups of investors, interactions between U.S. capitalists & native planters, contrasts between new & old regions of sugar monoculture, the historical formation of the working class on sugar plantations, & patterns of labor migration.

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