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An intimate and contested relation

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ISBN: 888453366X 8884533678 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356388 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Migration
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The essays in this book explore the political, social and cultural complexity of the relations between the United States and Cuba in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They address aspects ranging from the Cuban exiles who from the States forged the independence of their homeland, the profound transformation of Cuban society during the American military occupation of 1898-1902, the coalitions and the conflicts between North American and Cuban feminism, and between the Afro-American racial identity and the Cuban national identity. At the crux of this relationship is the American military intervention of 1898, perceived in Europe at the time as a "war between civilisations", and the legacy of the thought of José Martí.

Sugar, Steam and Steel: The Industrial Project in Colonial Java, 1830-1850

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ISBN: 9781922064998 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.20851/steam-and-steel Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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Sugar, Steam and Steel is about cane sugar and the transformation of an Indonesian island into the ‘Oriental Cuba’ during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Between the 1830s and the 1880s, sweetener manufacture in Dutch-controlled Java — the crown jewel of the erstwhile Netherlands Indies — drew decisively away in matters of technology and sugar science from other Asian centres of production which had once equaled or, more often, surpassed it in terms of both output and know-how. Along with its larger and altogether more famous Caribbean counterpart, Java’s industry came to occupy a position at the apex of the trade in what had become by this date a key global commodity.

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