Sugar & Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Transportation - 496 pages
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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 azúcar traces the story of railroads in Cuba from
  

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Contents

The Problems of Transportation
1
The Giles Railroad
18
Ihe Initial Expansion 18381852
39
The Years of tie Railroad Boon
57
The Island Railroad Network
78
Human Dimensions of Cuban Railroads
105
Relative Stagnation
125
The Impatt of Structural Changes
146
War Sugar and Railroads
256
US Monopolies and the larala Bill
275
Organization of the Railroad Proletariat
297
The Crisis
322
Temporary Recovery
348
In the Shadow of the Bourgeois state
370
Conclusion
401
Notes
411

Denationalization
166
US Intervention
194
The ferrncarril Central and Imperialist Interests
210
British Monopoly in the West
235
Sources
475
Index
483
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