When Banana Was King
By (author) Leslie Gordon Goffe
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When Banana Was King by Leslie Gordon Goffe
Book DescriptionWhen Banana Was King looks at a time when Jamaicans battled Americans for control of the billion-dollar banana trade. They battled in boardrooms and battled on wharves with knives and guns over the tasty, strangely shaped fruit. The most controversial of the banana men back then was Jamaican, A.C. Goffe. Love him or hate him, A.C. Goffe was, an observer noted, one of the Jamaicans who "crossed the Frontiers, put Jamaica beyond the pale of the primitive and brought the country into modern trade, commerce and business."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789768202505
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: LMH Publishers
Publisher: LMH Publishers
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Tells the legend of the banana king - the story of Alfred Constantine Goffe, Banana King of Jamaica. Goffe, a black man, was an extraordinary figure. He was a hotelier, a shipping tycoon and a pioneer in the export of bananas and other fruit to the US in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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