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Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants And The Politics Of National Security by Mark R. Finlay

Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants And The Politics Of National Security by Mark R. Finlay
Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security by Mark R. Finlay

Author and historian Dr. Mark Findley details the American quest to produce rubber, set in a global context, as well as the Florida connection.

This well-documented book explores America's quest during tense decades of the 20th century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, the book chronicles the efforts of leaders in business, science and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers. An intersecting network of actors including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dwight Eisenhower, prominent botanists, interned Japanese Americans, Haitian peasants, and ordinary citizens-all contributed to this search for economic self-sufficiency.

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