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Conquest of the Tropics

The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company



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Conquest of the Tropics: The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company by Frederick Upham Adams
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1914. Illustrated. An examination of The United Fruit Company in Central America and the incredible power it held over whole nations offers many insights into turn-of-the-century economic imperialism as well as gleanings into the Central American Republics, Columbia and Cuba. In recent American history, the United Fruit Company is among those enterprises most closely identified with Yankee Imperialism in Latin America. Founded in 1899, they grew to become the largest employer in Central America by 1930, having been granted vast tracts of jungle to clear and develop by friendly governments. Contents: Our Neglected Tropical Neighbors; The Modest but Mighty Banana; Attacking the Wilderness; Laying the Foundations; Birth of the United Fruit Company; Growth of a Great Enterprise; Twelve Years of Creative Work; In the Wake of Columbus; Where the Banana is King; In Beautiful Costa Rica; The Awakening of Guatemala; Along the Coast of South America; Exploring the Sugar Bowl of Cuba; Health Conquest of the Tropics; An International Tropical Farm; Lessons Taught by the Banana.
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December 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Kessinger Publishing Co
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