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Worker in the cane a Puerto Rican life history by Sidney Wilfred Mintz

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sugar workers -- Puerto Rico,
  • Puerto Rico -- Rural conditions

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the ed. published by Yale University Press, New Haven, which was issued as no. 2 of Carribbean series.

StatementSidney W. Mintz.
SeriesNorton Library
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14433438M
ISBN 100393007316
OCLC/WorldCa1186649

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Cane is a novel by noted Harlem Renaissance author Jean novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States. The vignettes alternate in structure between narrative prose, poetry, and play-like passages of a result, the novel has been classified as a composite novel or as a short story cycle.   This is the absorbing story of Don Taso, a Puerto Rican sugar cane worker, and of his family and the village in which he lives. Told largely in his own words, it is a vivid account of the drastic changes taking place in Puerto Rico, as he sees them. Worker in the Cane is both a profound social document and a moving spiritual testimony. Don Taso Brand: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. Sidney Wilfred Mintz (Novem – Decem ) was an American anthropologist best known for his studies of the Caribbean, creolization, and the anthropology of received his PhD at Columbia University in and conducted his primary fieldwork among sugar-cane workers in Puerto Rico. Later expanding his ethnographic research to Haiti and Jamaica, he produced Alma mater: Brooklyn College (B.A.), Columbia .   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Worker in the cane by Sidney Wilfred Mintz, , Greenwood Press edition, in English Worker in the cane ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by:

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