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United Fruit Company

United Fruit Company

hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce, Sixtieth Congress, first session, on Apr. 22, 1908

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Commerce and Labor,
  • United Fruit Company,
  • Antitrust law,
  • Banana trade -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination64 p
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15280319M

    The United Fruit Company was a major United States corporation that traded in vegetables like carrots, potatoes, beans & tropical fruit (primarily bananas and pineapples) grown in Third World plantations and sold in the United States and company was formed in from the merger of Minor C. Keith's banana-trading concerns with Andrew W. Preston's Boston Fruit Company. The United Fruit Company Steamship Service has provided passenger and cargo ship services under the name of the "Great White Fleet" for over years. The ships were painted white to reflect the tropical sun and help keep the temperature of the bananas lower, hence the name.

    Books with the subject: United Fruit Company. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity.   Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala, committed two sins in the eyes of the Eisenhower administration. First, when he opened the system to all political par.

    He worked on the United Fruit Company's plantations for five years, then wrote a book about the poor conditions. Trabajó en las plantaciones de la Yunai durante cinco años, y luego escribió un libro acerca de las malas condiciones. In , United Fruit Company's concerns were removed. United States fears of Communism taking root in Central America by a "domino effect" starting from Guatemala had caused the CIA to take action. Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas invaded from Honduras, overthrowing Guzman's administration.


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Adams' book reflects turn-of-the-century global curiosity, confidence and respect, despite the aggressive nature of its title, "Conquest of the Tropics: The Story of the Creative Enterprises Conducted by the United Fruit Company.".

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With this privileged perspective, he went on to write the best-selling book on United Fruit. In An American Company: the Tragedy of United Fruit (New York: Crown, ), McCann gives a candid and personal description of how the company managed its relations with Arbenz, the American government, its shareholders, and with its competition.

InUnited Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company.

Meanwhile. The book gives you a good deal for your money, not only in the fascinating history of bananas and of the United Fruit Company, but also in its offerings about "free-market" capitalism, with its ups and downs, how the U.S.

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During the s, the United Fruit Company hired doctors to extol the nutritional virtues of the fruit. Inthey offered free textbooks—decidedly pro-banana—to schoolchildren.

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Transnational firms such as the United Fruit Company represent an earlier stage of the economic and cultural globalization now taking place throughout the world.

Drawing on a wide range of archival sources in the. The United Fruit Company went on to enjoy 90% of the market. While this example clearly demonstrates the maniacal hold the United Fruit Company held on Guatemala, it is even more important to remember this is only one of the thousands of examples of companies that has taken advantage of the concept of these “banana republics.”.

United Fruit had even made the leap into literature, not that it would have chosen to. Pablo Neruda was from Chile, in South America, and well away from United Fruit's sphere of influence, yet in he felt inspired to include a critique of the company in Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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