Description : “Technological innovation was central to nineteenth-centry Cuba’s lead in world sugar manufacture. Along with steam-powered machinery came migrant engineers, indispensable aliens who were well rewarded for their efforts. These migrant engineers 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 botht he advance of the Cuban sugar industry and the processes by which the island was bound into global commodity-drivern networks of control, dependency and resistance.”
Book Launch: 09 September 2011, 18:00 – 20:00
‘Sugar Industry: Transnational Networks and Engineering Migrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba’ (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) By Jon Curry-Machado
Venue : Room G37 (Senate House, Ground Floor)
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