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Global histories, imperial commodities, local interactions

Author: Jonathan Curry-Machado
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
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The history of the modern world can be described through the history of the commodities that were produced, traded and consumed, on an increasingly global scale. The papers presented in this book show how in this process borders were transgressed, local agents combined with metropolitan representatives, power relations were contested and frontiers expanded. Including cases from Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
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Global histories, imperial commodities, local interactions
(DLC) 2013018166
(OCoLC)829386970
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Curry-Machado
ISBN: 9781137283603 1137283602
OCLC Number: 854845695
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Global Commodities, Local Interactions: An Introduction; Jonathan Curry-Machado --
1. Routeing the Commodities of the Empire through Sikkim (1817-1906); Vibha Arora --
2. Indian Pale Ale: an Icon of Empire; Alan Pryor --
3. The Control of Port Services by International Companies in the Macaronesian Islands (1850-1914); Miguel Sùrez Bosa --
4. Of Stocks and Barter: John Holt and the Kongo Rubber Trade, 1906-1910; Jelmer Vos --
5. Coercion and Resistance in the Colonial Market: Cotton in Britain's African Empire; Jonathan E. Robins --
6. A Periodisation of Globalisation According to the Mauritian Integration into the International Sugar Commodity Chain (1825-2005); Patrick Neveling --
7. In Cane's Shadow: Commodity Plantations and the Local Agrarian Economy on Cuba's Mid-nineteenth Century Sugar Frontier; Jonathan Curry-Machado --
8. Cuban Popular Resistance to the 1953 London Sugar Agreement; Steve Cushion --
9. Tobacco Growers, Resistance and Accommodation to American Domination in Puerto Rico, 1899-1940; Teresita A. Levy --
10. The Battle for Rubber in the Second World War: Cooperation and Resistance; William G. Clarence-Smith --
11. Beyond 'Exotic Groceries': Tapioca-Cassava-Manioc, a Hidden Commodity of Empires and Globalisation; Kaori O'Connor --
12. El Habano: The Global Luxury Smoke; Jean Stubbs.
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Curry-Machado.
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