John Robert Gust

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Sugarcane and Rum

The Bittersweet History of Labor and Life on the Yucatán Peninsula

The University of Arizona Press

More than a history of coveted commodities, the unique story that unfolds in John R. Gust and Jennifer P. Mathews’s new historySugarcane and Rum is told through the lens of Maya laborers who worked under brutal conditions on small haciendas to harvest sugarcane and produce rum in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

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