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Sugar Cane Industry An Historical Geography from Its Origins to 1914

ISBN-10: 0521022193

ISBN-13: 9780521022194

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. H. Galloway, Alan R. H. Baker, Richard Dennis, Deryck Holdworth

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Sugar cane has long been one of the world's most important cash crops, and the sugar cane industry can be regarded as one of the world's oldest industries. The industry involves three basic processes: the cultivation of cane, the milling of the cane to extract the juice and the rendering of the juice into crystal sugar. This book is a geography of the sugar cane industry from its origins to 1914. It describes the spread of the industry from India into the Mediterranean during medieval times, across to the Americas in the early years of European colonization, and its subsequent diffusion to most parts of the tropics. It examines changes in agricultural techniques over the centuries, the significance of improvements in milling and manufacturing techniques, and the role of the industry through its demand for labor in forming the multicultural societies of the tropical world. It is the first authoritative study of the development of the industry, in English, in forty years.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
A note on statistics
Introduction: the taste for sweetness
Sugar cane and the manufacture of sugar
The Eastern origins
The Sugar Industry in the West
The Mediterranean sugar industry: c. 700-1600
The Atlantic sugar industry: c. 1450-1680
The American sugar industry in the eighteenth century
The innovations of a long nineteenth century: 1790-1914
The geographical responses to the forces of change: 1790-1914
The Sugar Industry in the East
Asia: c. 1750-1914
The Indian Ocean and Pacific colonies: 1800-1914
Conclusion
Appendix
List of references
Index