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The Formation of Caribbean Plantation Society, 1689–1748

Richard B. Sheridan

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Prior to the 19th century, the plantation islands of the Caribbean were the most-valued possessions in the overseas Imperial world. Most valuable by far were the sugar plantations, which ranged from ... More


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


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


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


A Caribbean Plantation System

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.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on sugar plantations, which have been central institutions in the economic development of the Caribbean for the last five hundred years. All the islands of the Antilles ... More


Plantation Centers

Carol A. MacLennan

in Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839499
eISBN:
9780824871536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the pivotal twenty years in which Hawaiʻi's economy turned toward sugar, when the plantation as an agricultural model of production expanded its grasp on the economy. During ... 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 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


Poverty Abroad: Hawai‘i’s Sugar Fields

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter too shows how poverty among Japanese immigrants on Hawai’ian sugar plantations differed from that in Japan’s cities. It begins with the reasons for immigration and the locales from which ... More


Sugar’s Legacies: Romance, Revolution, and Wageless Life in the Fiction of Edwidge Danticat and Rosario Ferré

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the collision of sugar economies, sex, and legal personhood in Kara Walker’s sculptural art installation A Subtlety, Edwidge Dan¬ticat’s short story “A Wall of Fire Rising,” and ... More


Nameless Solidarity: Quedan Kaisahan

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the broad repercussions of the concentration of land ownership in the Philippines: on the path that development has taken, on the misuse of natural resources, and on the social ... More


Sugar’s Ecology

Carol A. MacLennan

in Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839499
eISBN:
9780824871536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the third wave of ecological change—Hawaiʻi's early commercial sugar plantations—as it entered a world undergoing rapid changes in technology and market expansion. In tracing ... More


Flexible and Accommodating: Successful Recruitment and Retention of Filipinos

JoAnna Poblete

in Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038297
eISBN:
9780252096471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038297.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the labor recruitment and retention strategies developed by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association (HSPA) specifically for Filipino U.S. colonials. Learning from the mistakes ... More


Local Adaptations I: Anglo-Dutch Trade in the English West Indies

Christian J. Koot

in Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces changes in interimperial trade over the course of the second half of the seventeenth century. By the late 1680s, planters had yet to accept regulation unconditionally, and some ... 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


Limited Leadership: Roles of Puerto Rican Labor Agents in the Plantation Community

JoAnna Poblete

in Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038297
eISBN:
9780252096471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038297.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the roles played by Puerto Rican labor agents such as Florentin Souza and Alberto E. Minvielle in Hawaiʻi's sugar plantations during the first half of the twentieth century. ... More


La Vie Quotidience: Historical Archaeological Approaches to the Plantation Era in Guadeloupe, French West Indies

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Historical archaeological research has had a productive 30 years investigating the experiences and contexts of plantation slavery in the Caribbean. However, the French Caribbean, home to the majority ... More


World of Work

Franklin Odo

in Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199813032
eISBN:
9780199345328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Sugar plantations were early examples of industrial agriculture where profits were tied to reducing labor costs. Women were paid just over one-half men's wages. Workers brought songs they had sung in ... More


Resource Policy

Carol A. MacLennan

in Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839499
eISBN:
9780824871536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter traces the evolution of Hawaiʻi's natural resource policies, which can be divided into two periods. The first covers the era of the independent Hawaiian nation from the 1840s until its ... More


In Search of Rain: Water, Hope, and the Everyday

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how writers from Hawai‘i associate hope with water. In Hawai‘i from the late nineteenth century onward, the agricultural industry diverted water from rivers and other sources to ... More


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