United Fruit Company New Orleans

CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers
"The Octopus and the Banana:
United Fruit in Latin America"
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bell-Villada, Gene. 2002. Banana Strike and Military Massacre: One Hundred Years of Solitude and What Happened in 1928. In Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook, ed. G. H. Bell-Villada, 127-38. New York: Oxford University Press.

García Márquez, Gabriel. 1998. One Hundred Years of Solitude, 300-13. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Koeppel, Dan. 2005. Can This Fruit Be Saved? Popular Science, June 19. http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-06/can-fruit-be-saved

Koeppel, Dan. 2008. Last of the Banana Men. PenguinBlog, January 21. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/blogs/last-banana-men-0

LeGrand, Catherine C. 1998. Living in Macondo: Economy and Culture in a United Fruit Company Banana Enclave in Colombia. In Close Encounters of Empire: Writing the Cultural History of U.S.–Latin American Relations, eds. G.M. Joseph, C.C. LeGrand and R.D. Salvatore,333-68. Durham: Duke University Press.

Neruda, Pablo. 1996. La United Fruit Co. Translated by Jack Schmitt. In Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, ed. Stephen Tapscott, 214. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Available on the web

Schlesinger, Stephen and Stephen Kinzer. 1999. The Overlord: The United Fruit Company. Chap. 5 in Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. Ex. ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Smith, Alistair. 2009. Unpeeling the Banana Trade. Briefing Paper, Fair Trade Foundation. Available here

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