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Worker in the Cane : A Puerto Rican Life History

Worker in the Cane : A Puerto Rican Life History - 74 edition

Worker in the Cane : A Puerto Rican Life History - 74 edition

ISBN13: 9780393007312

ISBN10: 0393007316

Worker in the Cane : A Puerto Rican Life History by Sidney W. Mintz - ISBN 9780393007312
Edition: 74
Copyright: 1974
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published:
International: No
Worker in the Cane : A Puerto Rican Life History by Sidney W. Mintz - ISBN 9780393007312

ISBN13: 9780393007312

ISBN10: 0393007316

Edition: 74

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Summary

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 portrays his harsh childhood, his courtship and early marriage, his grim struggle to provide for his family. He tells of his radical political beliefs and union activity during the Depression and describes his hardships when he was blacklisted because of his outspoken convictions. Embittered by his continuing poverty and by a serious illness, he undergoes a dramatic cure and becomes converted to a Protestant revivalist sect. In the concluding chapters the author interprets Don Taso's experience in the light of the rapidly changing patterns of life in rural Puerto Rico.