Nineteenth-century Cuba led the world in sugar manufacture and technological innovation was central to this. Along with steam-powered machinery came migrant engineers, indispensable aliens who were well rewarded for their efforts. But they remained perennial outsiders, symbolic of Cuba's growing economic dependency, privileged scapegoats unconsciously caught up in the island's political insecurities. This book tells the story of a group of forgotten migrant workers who anonymously contributed to Cuba's development and whose experience helps illuminate both the advance of the Cuban sugar industry and the processes by which the island was bound into global commodity-driven networks of control, dependency, and resistance.Transnational Networks and Engineering Migrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba Jonathan Curry-Machado. parts. ... In 1863, Mirrlees Watson received an order from the planter Pedro Lomberto FernAindez for a steam boiler ato be exactly the same as sent with his Cane engine. ... who represented the engineering firm of Edwin Maw of Liverpool; J. C. Burnham and Co., who ordered $1, 000 worth ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Cuban Sugar Industry|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-05-10|