Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces the story of railroads in Cuba from their introduction in the nineteenth century through the 1959 Revolution.
More broadly, the book uses the development of the Cuban rail transport system to provide a fascinating perspective on Cuban history, particularly the story of its predominant agro-industry, sugar. While railroads facilitated the sugar industry's rapid growth after 1837, the authors argue, sugar interests determined where railroads would be built and who would benefit
from them. Zanetti and Garcia explore the implications of this symbiotic relationship for the technological development of the railroads, the economic evolution of Cuba, and the lives of the railroad workers.
As this work shows, the economic benefits that accompanied the rise of railroads in Europe and the United States were not repeated in Cuba. Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that technological progress alone is far from sufficient for development.
" A remarkable achievement. . . . A brilliantly researched and well-argued book, one that not only contributes to Cuban historiography but also provides a rich case study for the growing numbers of U.S. historians interested in labor and industry across the Americas."-- Journal of American History
Title: Sugar and Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-...
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Good
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy. This is an ex lib from Information Center OCB. Stamp on the title page. and check out paper on the back end paper. 49 pages, index, bibliography, note. There is a map that shows the rather wide spread RR lines. (Since there is no major highway that does that today, we can see that Communism works.) Photos and drawings make this a remarkable and charts of alll types. Seller Inventory # 008288
Book Description University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96345851
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. , 1000grams, ISBN:0807823856. Seller Inventory # 7201496
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0807823856-2-4
Book Description University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0807823856