By Stephen L. Harp
An international background 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 at the present time, during the interesting tale of 1 commodity.
Divides the assurance into issues of race, migration, and exertions; gender on plantations and in factories; call for and daily intake; global Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence
Highlights the interrelatedness of our international lengthy ahead of the age of globalization and the worldwide social inequalities that persist today
Discusses key recommendations of the 19th and 20th centuries, together with imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, during the lens of rubber
presents a fascinating and obtainable narrative for all degrees that's full of archival study, illustrations, and maps
Acknowledgments ix Timeline xi worldwide Rubber and Tire businesses xvii creation: Why Rubber? 1 worldwide Connections eight 1 Race, Migration, and exertions 10 Wild Rubber and Early eleven Wild Rubber and Empire 14 Plantations growth: Rationality and potency 17 Plantation Hierarchies 21 Race and within the usa and Europe 29 2 girls and Gender on Plantations and in Factories forty Gendering the Jungle and the Plantation forty two Asian girls 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 category and intake in North the United States 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 replica seventy seven four international Wars, Nationalism, and Imperialism eighty three global conflict I eighty four See the United States First on stable Roads 86 Flying for the state 88 limiting Rubber within the Wake of struggle ninety American Assertions: Herbert Hoover and US exchange ninety one Firestone and acquaintances ninety four Firestone in Liberia ninety six Germany: Colonies and chemical compounds ninety nine international conflict II and the USA Scramble for Rubber 102 Nazi Racism and Buna at Auschwitz a hundred and five Imperialism and Nationalism within the Wake of worldwide warfare II 107 five Resistance and Independence 111 Plantations and Resistance 112 international monetary hindrance and Plantation hard work 118 good fortune of the Smallholders one hundred twenty Plantations lower than the japanese 124 Independence and Decolonization 126 United Rubber staff 131 end: Forgetting and Remembering Rubber 137 advised Readings 142 Index 157
Read Online or Download A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday PDF
Best history books
A magisterial account of the increase of capitalism
Eric Hobsbawm's remarkable remedy of the the most important years 1848-1875 is a penetrating research of the increase of capitalism and the consolidation of bourgeois tradition. within the 1860s a brand new notice entered the industrial and political vocabulary of the area: 'capitalism'. the worldwide triumph of capitalism is the main topic of heritage within the a long time after 1848. The extension of capitalist economic system to 4 corners of the globe, the mounting focus of wealth, the migration of guys, the domination of Europe and ecu tradition made the 3rd region of the 19th century a watershed. it is a historical past not just of Europe yet of the realm.
Eric Hobsbawm's goal isn't to summarise proof, yet to attract evidence jointly right into a historic synthesis, to 'make experience of' the interval, and to track the roots of the current international again to it. He integrates economics with political and highbrow advancements during this aim but unique account of revolution and the failure of revolution, of the cycles of increase and hunch that characterise capitalist economies, of the sufferers and victors of the bourgeois ethos.
A common creation to the classical international from its origins to the autumn of the Roman Empire. The ebook makes a speciality of questions of ways we all know approximately Classical civilization from archaeology and historical past; offers with the Mycenaean period and the realm of fantasy and Epic in Homer's "Iliad & Odyssey"; offers an summary of Greek historical past within the fifth & 4th Centuries BC; appears to be like at Greek social existence and the choice version of Sparta, and considers the achievements of the Greeks of their paintings and structure, tragedy and comedy.
In 1900, in a small Prussian city, a tender boy used to be chanced on murdered, his physique dismembered, the blood tired from his limbs. The Christians of town speedy rose up in violent riots to accuse the Jews of formality murder—the notorious blood-libel cost that has haunted Jews for hundreds of years. In an soaking up narrative, Helmut Walser Smith reconstructs the homicide and the consequent hurricane of anti-Semitism that engulfed this another way peaceable city.
This anniversary learn offers a readable, informative account of the improvement and present constitution of Berlin
- Higher Education in America
- Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment
- Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome's battle at the edge of the world (Campaign)
- Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
- Captain Swing
Extra resources for A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday
The contrast between this and the West end is astonishing: the houses here are mostly new and elegant; the squares are superb, the streets straight and open. . z A similar gulf would soon divide the north from the south. Already the South Bank was becoming a refuse dump for some of the dirtier trades that had been kept out of the City: the tanneries of Bermondsey, for example, and the sprawling timber yards of Lambeth. The process would be carried much further with the building of railways and goods yards in the following century, and the consequent further deformation of the residential areas of South London.
1, pp. 43, 48; Theodore Barker, 'London and the Great Leap Forward', The Lstener, i 29 June 1967, p. 846; 0. H. K. Spate, in An Historical Geography ofEngland, p. 543· 1 I, Economic Life JI necessary to remove the three-decker moorings at Woolwich some 20 fathoms into the channel. But more serious still, as trade and tonnage expanded, was the inadequacy of the quays and wharves. The so-called 'legal quays' (where alone the bulk of dutiable goods could be landed) were only 500 yards long and, by the end of the century, were only sufficient to handle about one-third of the traffic that had to land there; and even when supplemented by the 'sufferance wharfs' on both sides of the Upper Pool, they caused irritating delays, particularly to the great West Indian fleet, and provoked complaints which long remained un heeded.
From Surrey came Dork ing capon and oats and meal from the Croydon market and vegetables from the Lambeth market-gardens. Chichester, in Sussex, sent com and meal. The largest supplier of all was Kent which, in addition to its fish, fire-wood, bullocks and paving stones, sent com, timber, the best oysters from Faversham and Swale, and great quantities of cherries and apples from the rich orchards around Maidstone. 3 r Besant, pp. 299-301; Raymond Smith, Sea-Coalfor London, 196I, pp. I4I; Steen Eiler Rasmussen, London the Unique City, p.
A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday by Stephen L. Harp