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

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

by Jeremy Adleman, Jeremy Adelman
 

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

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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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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198204411
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
886,306
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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