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Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Gail M. Hollander


Over the last century, the Everglades have undergone a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar industry, which by the 1990s was at the center of the political storm over the multi-billion dollar ecological “restoration” of the Everglades. This book situates the environmental transformation of the Everglades within the economic and historical geography of global sugar production and trade. Using, among other sources, interviews, government and corporate documents, and recently declassified U ... More

Keywords: Everglades, endangered wetland, Florida sugar industry, sugar production, sugar trade, Cuba, empire, globalization, sugar question, nineteenth-century economists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226349503
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gail M. Hollander, author