The Newsletter 52 Winter 2009

Revisiting Sugarlandia

Ghulam A. Nadri

Bosma, Ulbe, Juan A. Giusti-Cordero and Roger G. Knight. eds. 2007. Sugarlandia Revisited: Sugar and Colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800-1940. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books. 233 pages. ISBN 978 1 84545 316 9

In the historiography of the late colonial period issues concerning the interaction between colony and metropolis, and the complex relationship between the colonial bourgeoisie and indigenous people, have been central to the scholarship. This relationship was long understood through largely constructed racial, ethnic, and cultural binaries. Only recently, scholars have begun to question these and challenge the assumptions of the imperial mindset.

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