A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the by Stephen L. Harp

By Stephen L. Harp

A global historical past of Rubber is helping readers comprehend and achieve new insights into the social and cultural contexts of worldwide construction and intake, from the 19th century to at the present time, throughout the interesting tale of 1 commodity.

Divides the assurance into subject matters of race, migration, and hard work; 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 sooner than the age of globalization and the worldwide social inequalities that persist today
Discusses key thoughts of the 19th and 20th centuries, together with imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, in the course of the lens of rubber
presents an enticing and available narrative for all degrees that's choked with archival examine, illustrations, and maps

Acknowledgments ix Timeline xi international Rubber and Tire businesses xvii advent: 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 girls and Gender on Plantations and in Factories forty Gendering the Jungle and the Plantation forty two Asian girls on Plantations forty four eu ladies and Racism forty eight The Colonizing girl 50 Gendered creation 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 replica seventy seven four international Wars, Nationalism, and Imperialism eighty three global conflict I eighty four See the US First on solid Roads 86 Flying for the country 88 proscribing Rubber within the Wake of warfare ninety American Assertions: Herbert Hoover and US alternate ninety one Firestone and buddies ninety four Firestone in Liberia ninety six Germany: Colonies and chemical substances ninety nine global conflict II and the USA Scramble for Rubber 102 Nazi Racism and Buna at Auschwitz one zero five Imperialism and Nationalism within the Wake of worldwide struggle II 107 five Resistance and Independence 111 Plantations and Resistance 112 international financial problem and Plantation hard work 118 good fortune of the Smallholders a hundred and twenty Plantations below the japanese 124 Independence and Decolonization 126 United Rubber staff 131 end: Forgetting and Remembering Rubber 137 urged Readings 142 Index 157

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