Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Ostergotland in the Nineteenth Century

Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Ostergotland in the Nineteenth Century

by Goran Hoppe, John Langton, G. Ran Hoppe
     
 

ISBN-10: 052125910X

ISBN-13: 9780521259101

Pub. Date: 04/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How do peasants, producing mainly for themselves, become capitalist farmers, producing largely for sale? What happens to farm sizes, farming practices, the farm family, farm workers, and the relationships between cultivators and others in the process of this transition? How far does it vary from region to region? Is it inherent in the peasantry, or must it be

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How do peasants, producing mainly for themselves, become capitalist farmers, producing largely for sale? What happens to farm sizes, farming practices, the farm family, farm workers, and the relationships between cultivators and others in the process of this transition? How far does it vary from region to region? Is it inherent in the peasantry, or must it be instigated by landlord, townsfolk or the state? These questions are answered by carefully combining theories with meticulous analysis of the abundant Swedish documentation that has survived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521259101
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #22
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: peasants and economic development; 2. Conceptualizing regional change; 3. Agrarian land ownership and farm holdings; 4. Agrarian livelihood positions, projects and production structures; 5. Industrial and urban livelihoods; 6. Investment and money in agriculture; 7. Flows of labour; 8. Conclusion: peasants and others in the development of capitalist economy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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