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

By Stephen L. Harp

A global 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 this day, during the interesting tale of 1 commodity.

Divides the insurance into subject matters 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 global lengthy ahead of the age of globalization and the worldwide social inequalities that persist today
Discusses key techniques of the 19th and 20th centuries, together with imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, in the course of the lens of rubber
offers an interesting and available narrative for all degrees that's full of archival examine, illustrations, and maps

Acknowledgments ix Timeline xi worldwide Rubber and Tire businesses xvii creation: Why Rubber? 1 international Connections eight 1 Race, Migration, and hard work 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 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 lady 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 category 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 United States seventy one Gendering copy seventy seven four global Wars, Nationalism, and Imperialism eighty three global struggle I eighty four See the USA First on sturdy Roads 86 Flying for the kingdom 88 limiting Rubber within the Wake of struggle ninety American Assertions: Herbert Hoover and US alternate ninety one Firestone and acquaintances ninety four Firestone in Liberia ninety six Germany: Colonies and chemical compounds ninety nine global battle 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 global battle II 107 five Resistance and Independence 111 Plantations and Resistance 112 international fiscal main issue and Plantation exertions 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 recommended Readings 142 Index 157

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The fact that various bones were partially embedded in plaster hampered analysis of these skeletons. The skeleton associated with Skull Number 1 was found to have two left femora. The post-cranial remains associated with Skull Number 8 included one juvenile and one adult humerus. Skull Number 9 belonged to a young child, whilst the associated vertebrae were adult. A calcaneus had been placed where the patella should have been on the skeleton associated with Skull Number 10. This last piece of creative anatomy clearly post-dated Maiuri’s involvement, as evidenced by comparison with the photograph in his 1933 publication.

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