Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada, 1890-1914

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This is the most comprehensive comparative study of the agrarian systems of the frontier lands of Argentina and Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jeremy Adelman challenges much received wisdom about the economic "success" of North America and the "failure" of Latin America. Based on extensive primary research in Argentina, Canada, and Britain, Adelman's book points to the central importance of property relations in economic history in these regions. ...
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Overview


This is the most comprehensive comparative study of the agrarian systems of the frontier lands of Argentina and Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jeremy Adelman challenges much received wisdom about the economic "success" of North America and the "failure" of Latin America. Based on extensive primary research in Argentina, Canada, and Britain, Adelman's book points to the central importance of property relations in economic history in these regions.
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"Frontier Development is a highly informative addition to the subject of comparative agricultural development in Latin America and North America."--Historian

"Detailed, carefully argued, and well-written...Frontier Development is an important and exciting book, highly recommended to students of agricultural and business history, of government economic and social policy issues, and of rural society."--Agricultural History

"Adelman is provocative."--Latin American Research Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198204411
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Series: Oxford Historical Monographs Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Maps
1 Introduction: The Dynamics of Frontier Development 1
I Land Use and Distribution on the Frontier 17
2 Land Use and Distribution on the Prairies 22
3 Land Use and Distribution on the Pampas 63
II Labour on the Frontier 99
4 Labour on the Pampas 104
5 Labour on the Prairies 147
III Capital Formation on the Frontier 189
6 Agricultural Finance on the Frontier 193
7 Technical Change on the Frontier 216
8 Conclusion: The Frontier Legacy 260
Appendix I. The 1895 Argentine National Census 270
Appendix II. Probate Records from the Archives of the Palace of Justice in Buenos Aires 276
Appendix III. Probate Records from the Regional Courthouse in Regina 285
Bibliography of Cited Sources 290
Index 313
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