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    Oscar Zanetti,Alejandro García
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    The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (August 31, 1998)
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Zanetti Lecuona, Oscar; García Álvarez, Alejandro (1987). Caminos para el azúcar (in Spanish). A Cuban History; 1837–1959. Chapel Hill & London: The University of North Carolina Press.

Zanetti Lecuona, Oscar; García Álvarez, Alejandro (1987). Havana: OD. de Ciencias Sociales. Zanetti Lecuona; García Álvarez (1998).

Home Browse Books Book details, Sugar & Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959. Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that technological progress alone is far from sufficient for development. Sugar & Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959. By Oscar Lecuona Zanetti, Alejandro García, Franklin W. Knight, Mary Todd. The Association of Caribbean Historians is delighted to welcome this English translation of the important work by Oscar Zanetti and Alejandro García, Caminos para el azúcar.

Sugar and Railroads book Zanetti and Garcia explore the implications of this symbiotic relationship for the technological development of the railroads, the economic.

Sugar and Railroads book. Start by marking Sugar and Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Zanetti and Garcia explore the implications of this symbiotic relationship for the technological development of the railroads, the economic evolution of Cuba, and the lives of the railroad workers. As this work shows, the economic benefits that accompanied the rise of railroads in Europe and the United States were not repeated in Cuba.

Cuban railroads, Zanetti and Garcia tell us on several occasions .

Cuban railroads, Zanetti and Garcia tell us on several occasions, led to economic growt. ut not development, echoing the title of John Coatsworth’s book on Mexican railroads. Despite some minor flaws, Sugar and Railroads is a good book, one that appreciably deepens our understand-ing of how railroads functioned in the political and eco-nomic history of Cuba.

Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that technological progress alone is far from sufficient for development.

Zanetti and Garc'a explore the implications of this symbiotic relationship for the technological development of the railroads, the economic evolution of Cuba, and the lives of the railroad workers. As this work shows, the economic benefits that accompanied the rise of railroads in Europe and the United States were not repeated in Cuba

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sugar & Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959 . Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that techlogical progress alone is far from sufficient for development

Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that techlogical progress alone is far from sufficient for development. Traces the history of railroads in Cuba through the 1959 revolution, showing how the sugar industry controlled the location of railroads and determined who would benefit from them.

A History of the Cuban Revolution Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista Themes and Interpretations in Latin American History .

A History of the Cuban Revolution Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista Themes and Interpretations in Latin American History Se. .Betrayal- Clinton, Castro & The Cuban Five. The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball Cuban Communism. Cuban Communism This page intentionally left blank Cuban Communism 1959-2003 Irving Louis Horowitz Jaime Suchlicki. A Little Bit of Sugar. Report "Sugar & Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959".

Yet this book is never a diatribe.

Recommend this journal.

Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces the story of railroads in Cuba from their introduction in the nineteenth century through the 1959 Revolution. More broadly, the book uses the development of the Cuban rail transport system to provide a fascinating perspective on Cuban history, particularly the story of its predominant agro-industry, sugar. While railroads facilitated the sugar industry's rapid growth after 1837, the authors argue, sugar interests determined where railroads would be built and who would benefitfrom them. Zanetti and Garcia explore the implications of this symbiotic relationship for the technological development of the railroads, the economic evolution of Cuba, and the lives of the railroad workers. As this work shows, the economic benefits that accompanied the rise of railroads in Europe and the United States were not repeated in Cuba. Sugar and Railroads provides a poignant demonstration of the fact that technological progress alone is far from sufficient for development.

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The timeline is developed as a long compilation of facts. The narrative jumps around the island and within a single paragraph locations around Cuba will be mentioned. Only someone with an intimate knowledge of Cuba will know where these locations are without indicative maps alongside. The book concentrates on standard gauge railways when the majority of the railways commissioned before and after 1900 were narrow gauge railways to serve the sugar mills, some of which were very extensive. In 2014 there are only five operational narrow gauge railways that remain, three at sugar mills. There were hundreds before. Most were converted to standard gauge or closed in 2002 or well before. Very good book for those with an understanding of Cuba and an interest in the development of public and commercial transport. A "must buy" for those with my level of interest. Some reviewers complain about post revolution bias, but this is nothing compared to the facts. I had this sent over from the USA, so I must be serious!
Lilegha
Good book. Covers the subject well.

Howard Ray White
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Zanetti Lecuona, Oscar and Alejandro Garcia Alvarez 1998 Sugar & railroads: a Cuban history, 1837-1959. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill and London, (translated by Franklin W, Knight and Mary Todd from Caminos para el azucar 1987 Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, Havana) ISBN-10 0807823856 ISBN-13 978-0807823859.

This is an interesting book with much useful information on Cuban railroads and Cuba in general. However, it should only be read as one eats Fuji fish with due respect to the poison. This work is a product of an official Cuban government press and thus infused with communist propaganda and factual distortion. For instance the discussion of Horatio S. Rubens completely omits reference to the work Rubens did for Cuban Independence as lawyer for the Mambi Independence fighters (see Liberty: The Story of Cuba (Hardcover) by Horatio S. Rubens ISBN-10 0404006337; ISBN-13: 978-0404006334). In this Zanetti and Garcia volume the section on Cuban president and then dictator Gerardo Machado (pp. 309-337 and others) much emphasis is given to labor conflict, and yet on p. 337 the tolerance of Machado for the Cuban Communist Party (Stalinist) is strikingly out of context, and the collaboration of this party with the increasingly dictatorial Machado is finessed e.g. p. 321 "With Varona murdered and the Hermandad handed over to traitorous yellow leaders, the railroad proletariat was helpless against the Machado dictatorship" (page numbers are taken from the hard cover edition). And then there is the almost comical ideology of the statement on page 306 "Since the victorious October (Soviet) Revolution had sown panic among the exploiters..." Still the book is useful to track down details of Cuban history such as the map on page 230 which emphasizes the importance of the (Victoria de las) Tunas station in the 1917 Chambelona War (e.g. The New York Times. March 8, 1917, Thursday p 1. "Pablo Menocal, brother of the President and commander of the militia forces in Oriente Province, telegraphed today that General (Calixto Garcia-Iñiguez) Enamorado, hearing that a band of rebels were burning the cars at Dominguez Station, attacked, killing eighteen, including their chief, Capitan José Pantoja."). Thus until, as a historian friend points out, the Cuban files are again open to general inspection one cannot expect objective histories from inside the island. Therefore when one seeks information on the highly developed Cuban railroad system, one must by present necessity refer with great caution to this very flawed book.