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America’s Sweet Tooth: The Sugar Trust and the Caribbean Lowlands

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/9780520220874.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies sugar cane and the sugar cane industry. It starts with the influence of sugar cane on the history of Latin America, and looks at how the buyers of rum and molasses in different ... 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


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


The Cold War Heats up the Nation's Sugar Bowl

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/9780226349480.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the context of the Cold War, the 1959 Cuban Revolution produced a profound historical shift in the economic geography of U.S. sugar sourcing. This chapter concentrates on the years immediately ... 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


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


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


Questioning Sugar in the Everglades

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/9780226349480.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter brings the historic arc of the sugar question to the present, illustrating how changing political-economic and geopolitical contexts along with shifts in the scientific and symbolic ... 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


The Sugar Industry in the Seventeenth Century A New Perspective on the Barbadian “Sugar Revolution”

John J. McCusker and Russell R. Menard

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.13
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The rise of the sugar industry in Barbados has been labeled the Barbadian “sugar revolution.” Focusing on Barbados, the first non-Iberian colony to develop an important sugar economy, this chapter ... More


Sugar Islands The Sugar Economy of Madeira and the Canaries, 1450–1650

Alberto Vieira

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.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the development of sugar industries in Madeira and the Canary Islands from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. It compares the structure and dynamic of the two industries, ... More


Eshaping Puerto Rico's Economy, 1898–1934

César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe

in Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831137
eISBN:
9781469605609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895535_ayala.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the transformation of Puerto Rico's economy between 1898 and 1934 under U.S. rule. It begins by looking at the advent of “free trade” between Puerto Rico and the United States, ... 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


Shipbuilding and the Sugar Industry, 1772–1791

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831281
eISBN:
9781469604671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888865_funes_monzote.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Cuba's shipbuilding and sugar industry in the period between 1772 and 1791. It begins by looking at the sugar boom in Havana after Spain reformed its colonial system following ... More


A Bigger, Better Hawai‘i: Making an American Molokai, 1893–1957

Wade Graham

in Braided Waters: Environment and Society in Molokai, Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298590
eISBN:
9780520970656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298590.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes events from 1893 to 1957. The twentieth century began with Hawaii coming under outright control of the United States. In the years leading up to annexation, a series of steps ... More


From Everglades to Sugar Bowl and Back Again?

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/9780226349480.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the political struggles over the ecological “restoration” of the Everglades, describing the criticisms leveled against the sugar industry for the negative environmental impact ... More


The Omnipresent Forest and the Beginnings of the Sugar Industry

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831281
eISBN:
9781469604671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888865_funes_monzote.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the beginnings of the sugar industry in Cuba. It first describes the state of Cuban forests prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1492, with particular reference to the ... More


Labor and Migration

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.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the expansion of the sugar industry in the Spanish Caribbean in the twentieth century. The change was so dramatic that it changed the economic balance between regions in each ... More


Sugar and the Absolute Freedom to Clear Forests, 1815–1876

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831281
eISBN:
9781469604671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888865_funes_monzote.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how the growth of the sugar industry resulted in absolute freedom to clear forests in Cuba between 1815 and 1876. It first describes the semimechanization and mechanization of ... More


North American Capital and Sugar's Final Assault on the Forest, 1898–1926

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831281
eISBN:
9781469604671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888865_funes_monzote.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the transformation of Cuba's sugar industry between 1898 and 1926, and its impact on forests. It begins by considering the flow of massive U.S. capital to Cuba that allowed ... More


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