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By Stephen L. Harp

ISBN-10: 1118934245

ISBN-13: 9781118934241

A global historical past of Rubber is helping readers comprehend and achieve new insights into the social and cultural contexts of worldwide creation and intake, from the 19th century to this day, during the interesting tale of 1 commodity.

Divides the insurance into topics of race, migration, and hard work; gender on plantations and in factories; call for and daily intake; international Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence
Highlights the interrelatedness of our global lengthy ahead of the age of globalization and the worldwide social inequalities that persist today
Discusses key suggestions of the 19th and 20th centuries, together with imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, during the lens of rubber
offers a fascinating and obtainable narrative for all degrees that's full of archival examine, illustrations, and maps

Acknowledgments ix Timeline xi international Rubber and Tire businesses xvii creation: Why Rubber? 1 international Connections eight 1 Race, Migration, and exertions 10 Wild Rubber and Early eleven Wild Rubber and Empire 14 Plantations development: Rationality and potency 17 Plantation Hierarchies 21 Race and within the usa and Europe 29 2 ladies and Gender on Plantations and in Factories forty Gendering the Jungle and the Plantation forty two Asian ladies on Plantations forty four eu girls and Racism forty eight The Colonizing girl 50 Gendered construction within the usa and Europe fifty two Rubber and intercourse in Indochine fifty six three call for and daily intake sixty one daily intake on Southeast Asian Plantations sixty two type and intake in North the US and Europe sixty four Race and intake in Europe and North the US sixty eight Gender and intake in Europe and North the US seventy one Gendering copy seventy seven four global Wars, Nationalism, and Imperialism eighty three global struggle I eighty four See the US First on strong Roads 86 Flying for the kingdom 88 limiting Rubber within the Wake of conflict ninety American Assertions: Herbert Hoover and US alternate ninety one Firestone and buddies ninety four Firestone in Liberia ninety six Germany: Colonies and chemical compounds ninety nine global struggle II and the united states Scramble for Rubber 102 Nazi Racism and Buna at Auschwitz one hundred and five Imperialism and Nationalism within the Wake of worldwide battle II 107 five Resistance and Independence 111 Plantations and Resistance 112 worldwide monetary trouble and Plantation exertions 118 good fortune of the Smallholders one hundred twenty Plantations lower than the japanese 124 Independence and Decolonization 126 United Rubber employees 131 end: Forgetting and Remembering Rubber 137 advised Readings 142 Index 157

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By late January they stood two to four feet high and were coming into bloom. html [9/13/2007 3:15:21 PM] Document Page 13 over an ordinary clay cooking oven. Bundles of these poppy petal sheets came to the Patna and Ghazipur factories in March. The opium itself followed from the rural collection centers in April and early May. At the factories the opium was tipped into big stone vats. Later it was weighed, examined for impurities (peasants sometimes mixed it with sand, brown sugar, or cow dung), and stirred until the intense dry heat of the north Indian plain had lowered the water content to 30 percent.

Except for a sort so rubbishy it had to be mixed with congou, no teas of any sort were produced near the city itself. All grew far to the north and east, in districts western tea men never set foot in. Blacks came from Fukien province, especially from the Bohea hills (the name is a European corruption of Wu-i) about four hundred miles northeast of Canton. Greens grew still further north and west, in parts of Kiangsi, Chekiang, and Anhwei five to six hundred miles from Canton. Each year towards the end of March or early in April the tea growers moved along their rows of bushes, plucking the newly formed buds and a few of the fresh young leaves just below.

Each year towards the end of March or early in April the tea growers moved along their rows of bushes, plucking the newly formed buds and a few of the fresh young leaves just below. These made up the first flush and yielded (when rolled, roasted, and passed over sieves) the finest teas: pekoe among the blacks, imperial and gunpowder among the greens. html [9/13/2007 3:15:25 PM] Document Page 19 about the middle of May, a third late in June; there might be a fourth picking in August, and in the autumn a fifth eventhough this last would yield bohea or twankay so coarse as to be almost undrinkable.

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