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Questioning Sugar in the Everglades

in Raising Cane in the 'Glades

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780226349503
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226349480 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.003.0007
Questioning Sugar in the Everglades

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This chapter brings the historic arc of the sugar question to the present, illustrating how changing political-economic and geopolitical contexts along with shifts in the scientific and symbolic meanings of the Everglades transformed the Florida sugar industry from a political powerhouse to a pariah. Elements of the industry promoters' discursive strategies have persisted, but they have been reworked to respond to these new challenges, manifested in the likes of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and Everglades restoration plans.

Keywords: Florida; sugar industry; sugar question; NAFTA; CAFTA; Everglades restoration

Chapter.  17809 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environmental History

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