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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: ContentsForeword by Bridget Brereton Introduction by Franklin W. Knight Preface Chapter 1. The Problems of Transportation Chapter 2. The Guines RailroadChapter 3. The Initial Expansion, 1838-1852 Chapter 4. The Years of the Railroad Boom Chapter 5. The Island Railroad Network Chapter 6. Human Dimensions of Cuban Railroads Chapter 7. Relative Stagnation Chapter 8. The Impact of Structural Changes Chapter 9. Denationalization Chapter 10. U.S. Intervention Chapter 11. The Ferrocarril Central and Imperial Interest Chapter 12. British Monopoly in the West Chapter 13. War, Sugar, and Railroads Chapter 14. U.S. Monopolies and the Tarafa Bill Chapter 15. Organization of the Railroad Proletariat Chapter 16. The Crisis Chapter 17. Temporary Recovery Chapter 18. In the Shadow of the Bourgeois State Conclusion Notes Sources IndexTables5.1. Shares in Cuban National Railroad Companies Purchased by the Junta de Fomento, 1840-1854 5.2. Annual Income per Kilometer for the Fourteen Largest Railroad Companies in Cuba, 1861-1868 5.3. Annual Expenditures per Kilometer for Eleven Cuban Railroads, 1865-1868 5.4. Operating Ratio for Thirteen Cuban Railway Companies, 1865-1868 5.5. Loans Contracted by Cuban Railroads, 1860-1865 5.6. Principal Products of the Jurisdiction of Guines 6.1. Status of Asian Day Laborers for the Caminos de Hierro de La Habana 7.1. Cuban Railway Expansion, 1861-1900 7.2. Investment by Two Railroad Companies, 1868-1878 8.1. Volume of Cane Transported by Rail during the Harvest of 1895 8.2. Construction of Private Branch Lines along the Route of the Ferrocarriles Unidos de La Habana, 1880-1890 8.3. Ferrocarril de Sagua La Grande Company Expenses, 1865-1880 8.4. Wage Rates of Ferrocarriles Urbanos de La Habana and Ferrocarril de Sancti Spiritus to Tunas 8.5. Comparative Data of the "Economies" Obtained by the Ferrocarril de Matanzas a Sabanillas through Wage and Daily Rates, 1895-1896 9.1. Increase in Number of Freight Cars of Four Railroad Companies, 1881-1897 9.2. Cuban Sugar Production and the Price and Value of Harvests, 1894-1898 9.3. Troops Lodged in the Regla Warehouses, 1896 10.1. Kilometer Distribution and Capital Sources of Cuban Public Service Railroads, 1900 10.2. Yield per Kilometer of the Main Public Service Railroad Companies, 1900 12.1. Foreign Capital in Cuba, 1913-1914 12.2. Western Railroad Companies' Capitalization and Length of Lines 12.3. Capitalization of Ferrocarriles Unidos de La Habana y Almacenes de Regla Ltda. (United Railways), 1900-1914 13.1. Freight Cars Owned by Four Railroad Companies 13.2. Value of Stock and Cash J. M. Tarafa Received from the Cuba Northern Railroad Company 13.3. Passengers and Freight Carried by the Main Railroad Companies in Cuba, 1913-1918 13.4. Income That the Main Railroad Companies in Cuba Obtained from Passenger Fares and Freight Charges for Carrying Sugar, Sugarcane, and Molasses, 1920 15.1. Comparative Data on Daily Wage Rates of the Principle Railroad Companies, 1905-1906 16.1. Comparative Analysis of Railroad Income, Value of Sugarcane Harvests, and Value of Trade, 1929-1939 16.2. Income and Tonnage per Kilometer for Railroad Freight in Several Countries, 1936-1938 17.1. Comparative Data for Passengers Carried by Ferrocarriles Unidos and Ferrocarriles Consolidados, 1940 and 1944 17.2. Volume and Distance of Freight Carried on Ferrocarriles Unidos 17.3. Minimum Wage Increases and General Wage Increases in the Railroad Sector, 1943-1946 18.1. Comparison of Railroad Income in Pesos, 1957-1958Figures and MapsFigures 5.1. Sugar Production and Total Income for Cargo and Passengers on Cuban Public Railroads, 1861-1881 9.1. Income per Kilometer of the Four Main Railroad Companies, 1871-1898 9.2. Expenses per Kilometer of the Four Main Railroad Companies, 1871-1898. Bookseller Inventory #

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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.

Book Description: " 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

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