Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly foxed edges in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear.
Alec Wilkinson's stunning new book Big Sugar is the definitive history of Florida's sugar industry, from its beginnings in the late eighteenth century through to the present day. Drawing on hundreds of primary sources, Wilkinson tells the story of how the sugar industry has shaped Florida and the wider American economy, and of the people who have worked in it - from the slaveowners who built the plantations to the foremen, farmworkers, and scientists who developed the sugar crops. Big Sugar is also an intimate look at the culture of the sugar industry, from the grand plantations and the lively towns that surrounded them to the secret societies and gambling dens of the workers.
This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the United States, the sugar industry, Florida, or American culture in general.; 8vo; FSA.