Rice in the Time of Sugar

Rice in the Time of Sugar

In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez 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. Perez 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.

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (March 28, 2019)

Page count: 264 pages

Language: English


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