Chapter 3 discusses how in the 1890’s innovations in container ships provided re
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Chapter 3 discusses how in the 1890’s innovations in container ships provided refrigeration for food commodities, and bananas in particular. Bananas could then be shipped to North America and Europe to be sold.
In addition to shipping innovations, what other economic and trade systems needed to be in place to create a successful banana export trade?
What role did United States fruit companies play in the economic situation of Central America?
Does demand for bananas in the United States and Europe still have a role in the economy of Latin America?
Need some ideas of what to write about? See Dole-Harvesting Bananas or How Do Bananas Grow and End Up in the Store? on YouTube.
You might review the CIA World Factbook for a few Latin American counties (select a country to view economy) to see where banana trade still is important today.
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