Cuban Sugar Industry

Cuban Sugar Industry

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Nineteenth-century Cuba led the world in sugar manufacture and technological innovation was central to this. Along with steam-powered machinery came migrant engineers, indispensable aliens who were well rewarded for their efforts. But they remained perennial outsiders, symbolic of Cuba's growing economic dependency, privileged scapegoats unconsciously caught up in the island's political insecurities. This book tells the story of a group of forgotten migrant workers who anonymously contributed to Cuba's development and whose experience helps illuminate both the advance of the Cuban sugar industry and the processes by which the island was bound into global commodity-driven networks of control, dependency, and resistance.Transnational Networks and Engineering Migrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba Jonathan Curry-Machado. parts. ... In November 1863, Mirrlees Watson received an urgent order for a mill cheek, a€œwanted in 2 weeksa€a€”a difficult order to comply ... leaving plenty of time to ensure completion of the order before the start of the next grinding season.82 Machinery was often ... In 1863, Mirrlees Watson received an order from the planter Pedro Lomberto FernAindez for a steam boiler a€œto beanbsp;...

Title:Cuban Sugar Industry
Author:Jonathan Curry-Machado
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-05-10


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