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Author Pérez, Louis A., Jr., 1943- author

Title Rice in the time of sugar : the political economy of food in Cuba / Louis A. Pérez Jr
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents 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"
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 29, 2019)
Subject Balance of trade -- Cuba -- History
Exports -- Social aspects -- Cuba
Food supply -- Cuba -- History
Sugarcane industry -- Social aspects -- Cuba
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
Balance of trade.
Economic history.
Exports -- Social aspects.
Food supply.
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
International economic relations.
Sugarcane industry -- Social aspects.
Cuba -- Economic conditions -- History
Cuba -- Foreign economic relations
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469651432 (electronic bk.)
1469651440 (electronic bk.)
9781469651439 (electronic bk.)
9781469651446 (electronic bk.)