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Lords of the Pacific: Sugar Barons in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes a look at the sugar barons who built sugar plantations in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands. The first section examines the trade in China, which was mostly cloth, timber, ... More


Sweet Innocence: Child Labor, Immigration Restriction, and Sugar Tariffs in the 1920s

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the sugar crisis of the 1920s which was caused by oversupply and declining prices and how it was interpreted by policymakers through the interwoven stories of child labor ... More


The Plantation Economy

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the plantation economy of the West Indies colony, focusing on its sugar production, which dominated the Caribbean economy. In all the West Indian colonies, sugar was the ... More


The Impact of Free Trade

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the impact of free trade on the production of sugar, consumption of sugar in mainland Britain, and the West Indies' market competitiveness. In 1846, Lord John Russell passed ... More


The Twentieth-Century Plantation

César J. Ayala

in American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the occupation of Cuba and Puerto Rico by the United States in 1898 and the gradual expansion of imperial influence over the Dominican Republic, which culminated in the ... More


Introduction

Stuart B. Schwartz

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Historically, sugar production in plantations entailed large labor inputs that usually involved coercion in the form of slavery. Elements of sugar production such as coerced labor, large estates, ... More


Sugar’s Civilizing Mission: Immigration, Race, and the Politics of Empire, 1898–1913

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers the imperial politics of sugar in the early decades after the Spanish American War, with particular emphasis on overlapping debates about trade, migration, environmental, and ... More


Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Gail M. Hollander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Over the last century, the Everglades have undergone a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar ... More


Securing Sugar, Draining the 'Glades

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explains an apparent economic contradiction: the transformation of the Everglades into an agro-industrial complex for sugarcane at great ecological and monetary cost during a period of ... More


Sugar and Slavery in Early Colonial Cuba

Alejandro de la Fuente

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Colonial Cuba is a period that corresponds to the rise and expansion of sugar production, slavery, and export-oriented sugar plantations at the end of the eighteenth century. This chapter describes ... More


A Commonwealth within Itself: The Early Brazilian Sugar Industry, 1550–1670

Stuart B. Schwartz

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the introduction of sugarcane and the beginnings of the sugar industry in Brazil from 1550–1670. It begins with an overview of the Brazilian sugar economy and the expansion of ... More


The Sugar Question in Frontier Florida

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the half-century preceding World War I, when the international political economy of sugar production and trade captured the world's attention. During this time, published ... More


From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History since 1492

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831281
eISBN:
9781469604671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888865_funes_monzote
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation; and sugar cultivation. ... More


Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the ... More


Wish Fulfillment for Florida Growers: Managed Market, Disciplined Labor, Engineered Landscape

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter argues that the newly established Florida sugar industry now faced three problems in expanding its production and profits: competition for quota share, labor supply, and water control. ... More


A Restructured Industry

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers the challenges posed by the rapid growth of plantation production in rural Florida. The geographic expansion of the industry raised new questions about the treatment of labor ... More


American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Cesar J. Ayala

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Engaging conventional arguments that the persistence of plantations is the cause of economic underdevelopment in the Caribbean, this book focuses on the discontinuities in the development of ... More


The Sugar Economy of Española in the Sixteenth Century

Genaro Rodríguez Morel

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the sugar economy of Española in the sixteenth century. It begins with a historical overview of the introduction of sugarcane from Madeira and the rapid growth of the sugar ... More


Sugar in Iberia

William D. Phillips

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

For thousands of years, the Iberian Peninsula has supported fields of sugarcane, and sugar became a marginal product in the Mediterranean. This chapter surveys sugar in Iberia, including the Islamic ... More


The Colonos

César J. Ayala

in American Sugar Kingdom: The Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807847886
eISBN:
9781469605050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867976_ayala.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses how the penetration of U.S. capital into the economies of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico transformed the technological base of sugar production. The new mills ... More


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