The Resource Export agriculture and the crisis in Central America, by Robert G. Williams

Export agriculture and the crisis in Central America, by Robert G. Williams

Label
Export agriculture and the crisis in Central America
Title
Export agriculture and the crisis in Central America
Statement of responsibility
by Robert G. Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before social unrest shook the region in the 1970s, Central America experienced more than a decade of rapid export growth by adding cotton and beef to the traditional coffee and bananas. This book shows how the rapid growth contributed to the present social and political crisis, examines the causes of the export boom and who benefited from it, and shows the impact of the boom on land use, the ecology, and the conditions of life in the rural areas
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
382/.41/09728
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9884.C352
LC item number
W55 1986eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Export agriculture and the crisis in Central America, by Robert G. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Government road-building programs
  • Cotton and credit
  • Government promotion of cotton finance
  • The cotton boom and Its primary beneficiaries
  • The cotton growers
  • The cotton landlords
  • Cotton gins
  • The cotton-export houses
  • The suppliers of the cotton boom
  • Banks and the cotton boom
  • Cotton
  • Vegetable-oil factories and textile mills
  • Cotton and the cotton elite
  • Ecological consequences of cotton
  • Cotton and the common man
  • The cotton boom and the opening of fresh cropland
  • Cornfields to cotton
  • Cotton and peasant access to land
  • Cotton and the creation of a wage-labor force
  • The irreversibility of cotton
  • Cotton to cattle
  • The cotton boom and Its primary causes
  • Cotton to sugar
  • Cotton to basic grains
  • Cotton and the social fabric
  • Cattle
  • The beef-export boom and Its primary causes
  • Practices before the export boom
  • The demand for beef in the U.S. market
  • The vital supply link: the modern packing plant
  • Refrigerator transport
  • Roads and the beef trade
  • Demand for cotton by Central American manufacturing
  • State promotion of the beef business
  • Road finance
  • Direct promotional finance to the beef sector
  • The beef-export boom and technology on the ranch
  • The beneficiaries of beef
  • The source of the beef bonanza
  • The packing plants' share of the beef bonanza
  • World demand for cotton after World War II
  • The insecticide revolution
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Tractors
  • Modern technology and cotton yields
Control code
ocn862077130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807841549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt4k702m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32964432
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862077130
  • jstor1469616335
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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