Download PDF by César J. Ayala: American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the

By César J. Ayala

attractive traditional arguments that the patience of plantations is the reason for financial underdevelopment within the Caribbean, this e-book specializes in the discontinuities within the improvement of plantation economies in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic within the early 20th century. Cesar Ayala analyzes and compares the explosive development of sugar construction within the 3 international locations following the battle of 1898--when the U.S. obtained Cuba and Puerto Rico--to express how heavily the advance of the Spanish Caribbean's sleek fiscal and social classification platforms is associated with the heritage of the U.S. sugar in the course of its maximum interval of enlargement and consolidation.

Ayala examines styles of funding and crucial teams of traders, interactions among U.S. capitalists and local planters, contrasts among new and outdated areas of sugar monoculture, the ancient formation of the operating classification on sugar plantations, and styles of work migration. not like so much stories of the Spanish Caribbean, which concentrate on just one kingdom, his account locations the heritage of U.S. colonialism within the quarter, and the historical past of plantation agriculture around the zone, in comparative perspective.

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