Chapter One 
Overview 1511-1898

I-At the Beginning Gold was King.

1.The Arrival Of Spain
2.Sugar for the First Time
3.The Road to the Kingdom
4.The Arrival of its Majestic
5.The King Comes Crashing Down
"Because time, the implacable,
that passed an indelible and sad 
mark left on us."

Pablo Milanés.

 To my family for their unwavering support. In  particular to my wife  Shirley for enduring all these
years of work with me. The fruits of my  labor will 
be yours.

II-Spain, Gold, Sugar, and Labor.- Growing Pains.
1.At the Beginning There were the Natives
2.A New Actor Enters the Scene.- African Slaves Vis a Vis Labor Force

Chapter Two
Puerto Rico 1898-1920s

I-The Arrival Of the New Master.

1.The Beginning of the Misery
2.Sugar's New Kingdom.- A Castle Built on Misery
3.The New Giants.- The American Sugar Industry is Born
4.Expansion and Profits.- Sugar a Very Sound Investment
II-The Sugar Industry Vis a Vis the Puert Rican Labor Force
1.The Birth of the Puerto Rican Labor Movement.- Its Leader and Its American Flavor
2.Labor and Politics.- The F.F.W., the Socialist Party, and the Workers
3.The Puerto Rican Sugar Worker.- Tales of the Struggle

Chapter Three
Economic existence: Sugar Aand Labor

I-The Puerto Rican Sugar Industry. 1928-1935

1.A Close Look tyo the Economic Reality
2.The Sugar Industry and a New Decade
3.The Livings Conditions of the Sugar-Cane Worker 1928-1930s

Chapter Four
Labor Organazing and Uprising: 1928-1935

I-Crisis, Confusion and Rebellion

1.The Labor Union and the Sugar-Cane Worker.- The Strange Couple
2.The Sugar-Cane Worker Versus the Sugar Industry.- The Fight for Survival.


List of Tables

Chapter One.-

No. 1 Profits made by Spain of Puerto Rico's Gold. 1510-1514.
No. 2 Puerto Rican Sugar Exported to Seville Between 1568 to 1594 and 1650 to 1660.
No. 3 Slave Population. 1765-1873.
No. 4 Distribution of Land for the Cultivation of Coffee and Sugar. 1830-1899.
No. 5 Value of Puerto Rico's Commerce. 1814-1883
No. 6 Sugar and Coffee Exports Value. 1871-1896.
Chapter Two.-
No. 1.Distribution of Farms by Size. 1899-1920
No. 2 Sugar Companies of American Capital Listing of Various Holdings.
No. 3 Sugar Production and Land Owned by American Companies.
No. 4 Comparative of the Concentration of Capital in Sugar Mills 1909 and 1919.
No. 5 Puerto Rico Sugar Exports from 1901 to 1927
No. 6 Workers Organized Under the F.F.W. 1904-1907
No. 7 Unemployed Population. 1899-1920

Chapter Three.-

No. 1 Comparison of Actual Profits with estimate Profits for Three American Sugar Companies
          from 1920-1925.
No. 2 Combined Financial Data for the Three Largest Sugar Producers in Puerto Rico.
No. 3 Figures for Sugar Production, Exports, and Prices from 1928 to 1935.
No. 4 Total Sugar Production per Year from 1928 to 1935.
No. 5 Taxable Assets and Assessed Valuation of the Central Aguirre's Properties from 1928 to
No. 6 Taxable Assets and Assessed Valuation of the Central Fajardo's Properties from 1928 to
No. 7 Taxable Assets and Assessed Valuation of South Puerto Rico Sugar Company Properties
          from 1928 to 1935.
No. 8. Assessed Valuation of Sugar Properties by the P.R.R.A. from 1935-36.
No. 9  Sample Showing Hours Worked by the Sugar-Cane Worker. 1932-1933.
No.10 Distribution of Workers in Sugar Cane Planting. 1932-34.

Chapter Four.-

No. 1 Strikes in the Sugar Cane Industry from 1931 to 1932.
No. 2 Strikes in the Sugar Cane Industry from 1933 to 1935.
N0. 3 Sugar Cane Fires. 1933-34
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