Devil's Milk A Social History of Rubber

ISBN-10: 1583672311

ISBN-13: 9781583672310

Edition: 2010

Authors: John Tully

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface: Why a Book on Rubber?
Introduction: The Muscles and Sinews of Industrial Society
From the sacred essence of life to the muscles and sinews of industrial society
Rubber in Mesoamerican Civilizations
Rubber in the Industrial Revolution
The Dark Side of the Rubber Revolution
Wild rubber: a primitive "mode of extraction"
The Amazon Rubber Boom
The Lives of the Seringueiros
There is No Sin Beyond the Equator
Heart of Darkness: Rubber and Blood on the Congo
Gutta-Percha, Telegraphs, Imperialism, and Ecology
Monopoly capitalism in Akron
"Rubber's Home Town"
The 1913 IWW Strike at Akron
Sisters, Brothers, Unite! The Rubber Workers' Union in Akron
Plantation hevea: agribusiness and imperialism
The Triumph of Plantation Hevea
The Planters' World
The Coolie Diaspora
The Coolies' World
Coolie Revolts
Synthetic rubber, war and autarky
The Long Road to Monowitz
Monowitz: "A Bulwark of Germandom"
The Only Way Out Is Up the Chimney
The Allied Struggle for Rubber in the Second World War
War Is Good for Business
Epilogue: Rubber in the Postwar World
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