Sugar and Modern Slavery
Haitian Migrant Labour and the Dominican Republic

Plant, Roger
Publisher:  Zed
Pages:  208pp   ISBN:  0-86232-573-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19200

Tracing the roots of the modern Caribbean sugar industry back to the slave era of colonialism, Roger Plant explains how the industry operates today in an environment dominated by the U.S., and why - despite the good intentions of periodic populist regimes - it can only survive on a basis of ultra-cheap labour. The author's fact-finding investigation lays bare the reason for the slave-like conditions that still continue.

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