Prosperity so easily obtained -- Passing into economic darkness -- An uncertain source of wealth -- To overcome sugar -- To tremble in fear -- To return to what was before "plus ça change"
"In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Pérez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Pérez shows how the logic of the sugar trade resulted in the development of an agriculture for consumers abroad at the expense of consumers at home. In the process, dependency on food imports, a signal feature of the Cuban economy, was set in place"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
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