Transatlantic Rebels: Agrarian Radicalism in Comparative Context

Transatlantic Rebels: Agrarian Radicalism in Comparative Context

by Thomas Summerhill, James C. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870137271

ISBN-13: 9780870137273

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

This collection, by an international array of historians, examines agrarian radicalism in comparative context from 1500 to the present. What unifies the studies is a shared interest in the ways in which agrarian people in the Atlantic world interacted with each other, transmitted and translated ideas, developed new crops or methods, or formulated critiques of the

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This collection, by an international array of historians, examines agrarian radicalism in comparative context from 1500 to the present. What unifies the studies is a shared interest in the ways in which agrarian people in the Atlantic world interacted with each other, transmitted and translated ideas, developed new crops or methods, or formulated critiques of the existing social, economic, and political order. All agree, to varying extents, that the Atlantic world is best conceptualized not as a rigid barrier between nations, peoples, and cultures, but rather a frontier, a permeable space with eddies and currents of ideas, cultivars, and human beings. In addition, as these essays indicate, "radicalism" can be found not only in the political realm, but also in the rate and extent of social, economic, and environmental change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870137273
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Agricultural dynamics of the Columbian exchange1
Rural protest on Prince Edward Island in transatlantic context : from the aftermath of the Seven Years' War to the 1840s21
The United States as a postcolonial state, 1789-186555
"The yoke of improvement" : Sir John Sinclair, John Young, and the improvement of the Scotlands, new and old87
Threatening Pardos : Pardo republicanism in Colombia, 1811-1830117
Multiple crossings : Thomas Ainge Devyr and transatlantic land reform137
"Primitive Christianity" and "modern socialism" : Thomas W. Woodrow and agrarian socialism167
Radical rhetoric, repressive rule : Sindicato power in the Atlixco (Mexico) countryside in the early twentieth century193
Seeds of subversion? : a new-world plant and agrarian change in two peasant-based empires, 1500-1999221
Transatlantic travails : German experiment stations and the transformation of American agriculture245
Drylands, dust bowl, and agro-technical internationalism in Southern Africa265

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