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By César J. Ayala

attractive traditional arguments that the patience of plantations is the reason for fiscal underdevelopment within the Caribbean, this ebook 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 progress of sugar construction within the 3 international locations following the struggle of 1898--when the U.S. received Cuba and Puerto Rico--to convey how heavily the advance of the Spanish Caribbean's smooth financial and social category platforms is associated with the historical past of the U.S. sugar in the course of its maximum interval of enlargement and consolidation.

Ayala examines styles of funding and critical teams of traders, interactions among U.S. capitalists and local planters, contrasts among new and previous areas of sugar monoculture, the ancient formation of the operating classification on sugar plantations, and styles of work migration. unlike so much reviews of the Spanish Caribbean, which concentrate on just one nation, his account areas the background of U.S. colonialism within the quarter, and the heritage of plantation agriculture around the zone, in comparative perspective.

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