A Socio-Economic History of the International Banana Trade, 1870-1930

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ABBOTT, Roderick;
  • Subject: Bananas | railways | shipping | steamships | refrigeration | Panama disease | Sigatoka | United Fruit Company | Cuyamel Fruit Co. Jamaica | Panama | Costa Rica | Colombia | Guatemala | Honduras | Andrew Preston | Minor Cooper Keith | Vaccaro Brothers | Sam Zemurray

The genesis, and even more the growth, of the international banana industry is intimately bound up with the development of steamships (from 1850 onwards) and with the spread of railway construction around the world. The coming of steam, which ensured consistent and swif... View more
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