cover image Big Sugar: Seasons in the Cane Fields of Florida

Big Sugar: Seasons in the Cane Fields of Florida

Alec Wilkinson / Author Vintage Books USA $9.95 (263p) ISBN 97

In 1942, the U.S. Sugar Corporation was indicted for enslaving the black American cane-cutters working their Florida plantations. In what PW judged a ``graphic'' and ``forceful'' presentation, New Yorker writer Wilkinson reveals that the growers, protected by the sugar lobby, sugar import quotas and government foreign workers' programs, still treat 10,000 West Indian, mainly Jamaican, cutters like slaves. (Nov.)