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Brazil and the Struggle for Rubber: A Study in Environmental History

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Brazil once enjoyed a near monopoly in rubber when that commodity was gathered in the wild. By 1913, however, cultivated rubber from Southeast Asia swept the Brazilian gathered product from the market. In this innovative study, Warren Dean demonstrates that environmental factors have played a key role in the many failed attempts to once again produce a significant rubber crop in Brazil. Dean traces the numerous attempts to plant rubber in Brazil, including the ill-fated Ford estates, and others established by the major multinational tire companies. He also analyzes the struggles of the Brazilian government to foster rubber development, in the hope of obtaining a domestic source of supply for national industries that are now dependent on imports from Southeast Asia.

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An environmental explanation of Brazil's repeated failures to re-establish itself as a leading rubber producer.

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An environmental explanation of Brazil's repeated failures to re-establish itself as a leading rubber producer.

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The key role of environmental factors in the many failures to regain a profitable rubber crop in Brazil is stressed in tracing the region's agricultural history and the effects of South Asian imported rubber on it.

Table of Contents

Explanatory notes; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Prometheus in reverse, 1855-1876; 2. Awaiting developments, 1876-1906; 3. Production and folklore, 1876-1910; 4. The reason why, 1904-1923; 5. A jump in the dark, 1923-1940; 6. The battle for rubber, 1940-1945; 7. Administrative discontinuities, 1946-1961; 8. Complete perplexity, 1961-1972; 9. Economically guaranteed, 1973-1986; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Glossary; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521526920
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Dean, Warren
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Rubber industry and trade -- History.
Subject:
Rubber industry and trade -- Brazil -- History.
Subject:
Hevea -- Brazil -- History.
Subject:
Hevea -- Diseases and pests -- Brazil -- History.
Subject:
Hevea -- History.
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Environment and History
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 b/w illus. 1 map 2 tables
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.57 in. .82 lbs.

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