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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 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 progress of sugar construction within the 3 international locations following the warfare of 1898--when the U.S. obtained Cuba and Puerto Rico--to convey how heavily the improvement of the Spanish Caribbean's smooth monetary and social category structures 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 central teams of traders, interactions among U.S. capitalists and local planters, contrasts among new and previous areas of sugar monoculture, the old formation of the operating type on sugar plantations, and styles of work migration. not like so much experiences of the Spanish Caribbean, which concentrate on just one nation, his account areas the heritage of U.S. colonialism within the area, and the background of plantation agriculture around the sector, in comparative perspective.

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