Raising Cane in the 'Glades

The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida
Author: Gail M. Hollander
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226349489
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Over the last century, the Everglades underwent a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar industry, which by the 1990s was at the center of the political storm over the multi-billion dollar ecological “restoration” of the Everglades. Raising Cane in the ’Glades is the first study to situate the environmental transformation of the Everglades within the economic and historical geography of global sugar production and trade. Using, among other sources, interviews, government and corporate documents, and recently declassified U.S. State Department memoranda, Gail M. Hollander demonstrates that the development of Florida’s sugar region was the outcome of pitched battles reaching the highest political offices in the U.S. and in countries around the world, especially Cuba—which emerges in her narrative as a model, a competitor, and the regional “other” to Florida’s “self.” Spanning the period from the age of empire to the era of globalization, the book shows how the “sugar question”—a label nineteenth-century economists coined for intense international debates on sugar production and trade—emerges repeatedly in new guises. Hollander uses the sugar question as a thread to stitch together past and present, local and global, in explaining Everglades transformation.

No Man's Land

Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor
Author: Cindy Hahamovitch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400840021
Category: History
Page: 352
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From South Africa in the nineteenth century to Hong Kong today, nations around the world, including the United States, have turned to guestworker programs to manage migration. These temporary labor recruitment systems represented a state-brokered compromise between employers who wanted foreign workers and those who feared rising numbers of immigrants. Unlike immigrants, guestworkers couldn't settle, bring their families, or become citizens, and they had few rights. Indeed, instead of creating a manageable form of migration, guestworker programs created an especially vulnerable class of labor. Based on a vast array of sources from U.S., Jamaican, and English archives, as well as interviews, No Man's Land tells the history of the American "H2" program, the world's second oldest guestworker program. Since World War II, the H2 program has brought hundreds of thousands of mostly Jamaican men to the United States to do some of the nation's dirtiest and most dangerous farmwork for some of its biggest and most powerful agricultural corporations, companies that had the power to import and deport workers from abroad. Jamaican guestworkers occupied a no man's land between nations, protected neither by their home government nor by the United States. The workers complained, went on strike, and sued their employers in class action lawsuits, but their protests had little impact because they could be repatriated and replaced in a matter of hours. No Man's Land puts Jamaican guestworkers' experiences in the context of the global history of this fast-growing and perilous form of labor migration.

Geschichte der Welt 1870-1945

Weltmärkte und Weltkriege
Author: Akira Iriye,Jürgen Osterhammel,Emily S. Rosenberg
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406641156
Category: History
Page: 1152
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Weltgeschichte ist lange Zeit als eine Geschichte des Aufstiegs und Niedergangs einer kleinen Zahl von „Hochkulturen“ geschrieben worden. Unter diesen Kulturen schienen Europa oder der atlantische „Westen“ während der letzten Jahrhunderte nach den Kriterien Macht, Wohlstand und kulturelle Kreativität zu dominieren. Das neue sechsbändige Werk zur Weltgeschichte, das von einem Team von Historikerinnen und Historikern vorwiegend aus den USA und Deutschland erarbeitet wird und das gleichzeitig bei C.H.Beck und Harvard University Press erscheint, verabschiedet sich von diesen Traditionen. Es leugnet die Errungenschaften des Westens nicht, stellt sie aber in den größeren Zusammenhang gleichzeitiger Entwicklungen in anderen Teilen der Welt. Dadurch wird das allmähliche, dabei aber krisenhafte Entstehen des heutigen dicht integrierten und pluralistischen Weltzusammenhangs sichtbar. Erstmals werden in diesen Bänden die Ergebnisse von mehreren Jahrzehnten internationaler Forschung zur Vorgeschichte der Globalisierung und zur Entwicklung von Gesellschaften und politischen Ordnungen auf allen Kontinenten von führenden Experten zusammenfassend dargestellt. Weltgeschichte erscheint hier nicht als Aneinanderreihung einzelner Spezialgeschichten. Die Aufmerksamkeit richtet sich auf bisher wenig beachtete Querbeziehungen und Wechselwirkungen: auf Migrationen von Einzelnen und Gruppen und die Gründung neuer Gesellschaften, auf die interkontinentale Ausbreitung von Technologien, Religionen oder politischen Ideen, auf globale Kommunikationsnetze, Handelsströme und Konsummuster, auf Imperialismus, Kolonialismus und großräumige Kriege.

Argument Europa

Internationalismus in der globalen Agrarkrise der Zwischenkriegszeit (1927-1937)
Author: Fritz Georg von Graevenitz
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593506998
Category: History
Page: 470
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Die Zeit zwischen dem Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg gilt als Periode des extremen Nationalismus. Doch paradoxerweise bildeten sich zwischen 1919 und 1939 starke internationale Kooperationen aus, die für das 20. Jahrhundert maßgeblich werden sollten. Am Beispiel des Agrarmarkts, eines besonders national ausgerichteten Wirtschaftssektors, zeigt Fritz Georg von Graevenitz, dass Protektionismus als Abbild des wirtschaftlichen Nationalismus und internationale Kooperation in Form von Marktintervention in den krisenhaften 1920er- und 1930er-Jahren zwei Seiten derselben Medaille sein konnten. Im Fokus seiner Analyse stehen nicht staatliche Akteure, die bei der Ausgestaltung einer europäischen Agrarpolitik entscheidend mitwirkten.

Florida's Water

A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State
Author: Tom Swihart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1617260932
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and eventually submerge much of low-lying Florida, including the Everglades. How can Florida meet these extraordinary challenges? And what lessons does the Florida experience hold for other states? This book fully integrates the many diverse responsibilities of water management into a readable and compelling combination of interesting narratives and deep analysis. Author Tom Swihart's unique, intimate knowledge of Florida's successes and failures in water management brings out both the novelty of Florida's water situation and the features that it has in common with other states.

Sugar

A Global History
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780234783
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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It’s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetites—whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta sauces—for better and for worse. In this book, Andrew F. Smith offers a fascinating history of this simultaneously beloved and reviled ingredient, holding its incredible value as a global commodity up against its darker legacies of slavery and widespread obesity. As Smith demonstrates, sugar’s past is chockfull of determined adventurers: relentless sugar barons and plantation owners who worked alongside plant breeders, food processors, distributors, and politicians to build a business based on our cravings. Exploring both the sugarcane and sugar beet industries, he tells story after story of those who have made fortunes and those who have met demise all because of sugar’s simple but profound hold on our palates. Delightful and surprisingly action-packed, this book offers a layered and definitive tale of sugar and the many people who have been caught in its spell—from barons to slaves, from chefs to the countless among us born with that insatiable devil, the sweet tooth.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
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ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
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Carl Duisberg (1861-1935)

Briefe eines Industriellen
Author: Kordula Kühlem
Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 9783486712834
Category: History
Page: 766
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Carl Duisberg (1861-1935) war einer der führenden Industriellen in der ersten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Mit ihm ist nicht nur der Aufstieg seiner eigenen Firma, der heutigen Bayer AG, verbunden, sondern auch die Gründung der I. G. Farbenindustrie AG. Ansehen erlangte er auch als Förderer der Wissenschaften. Umstritten war und ist dagegen seine Position während des Ersten Weltkriegs: sein Einsatz für die Oberste Heeresleitung, für den Giftgaskrieg und die Rekrutierung von Zwangsarbeitern. Die Edition präsentiert eine Auswahl aus dem umfangreichen Briefwerk Duisbergs. Die Schreiben an ganz verschiedene und teils sehr prominente Korrespondenzpartner spiegeln auch die politischen Ereignisse und Konflikte während seiner Lebenszeit - von der Hochphase des Deutschen Kaiserreichs, über den Ersten Weltkrieg und die Weimarer Republik bis zu den ersten Jahren der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur. Eine Veröffentlichung der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

The American Historical Review


Author: John Franklin Jameson,Henry Eldridge Bourne,Robert Livingston Schuyler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
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Iowa Alumni Magazine


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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences


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Diesel and Gas Turbine Progress


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Diesel locomotives
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Florida Highways


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Roads
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Accompanied by "Florida highways official detour bulletin," Feb. 1942-

Sugar


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Beet sugar industry
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The Military Engineer


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Category: Military engineering
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"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American military engineers. 1935" inserted in v. 27.

The Florida Historical Quarterly


Author: Florida Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
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Category: Florida
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Irish Potato Production in Florida


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Florida East Coast Homeseeker


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Category: Agriculture
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Agriculture weather services

hearing before the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, March 31, 1983
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 116
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