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La ciencia del tabaco en Puerto Rico, 1900-1940 (2015)


Tobacco became an important export product in Puerto Rico after the American occupation of 1898, in large part, because of investments in the scientific study of tobacco: its efficient cultivation, its economic structure and its marketing. Scientific experimentation and the practical application of research findings in tobacco farms provided an arena for significant collaborative relationships between tobacco growers, scientists in Puerto Rico and the U.S., and the insular and federal governments. The involvement of Puerto Ricans in the science of tobacco, including their support of scientific inquiry, their continued demands for funding and beneficial agricultural legislation, and their adoption of modern agricultural technology, demonstrate that rather than being observers of rapid economic changes, they were activists, using the democratic guarantees available under the U.S. colonial structure to improve their economic situation.

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Authors & Contributors
Trujillo-Pagan, Nicole Elise
Siddiqi, Asif
Acosta, Salvador
Lindo-Fuentes, Hector
Stoll, Steven
McCook, Stuart G.
Agricultural History
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social History of Medicine
Journal of Global History
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of California Press
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Michigan
Fordham University
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Tobacco industry
Public health
Howard, Albert, Sir
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
Early modern
Puerto Rico
United States
Great Britain
Atlantic world
South America

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