Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Östergötland in the Nineteenth Century by Göran HoppePeasantry to Capitalism: Western Östergötland in the Nineteenth Century by Göran Hoppe

Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Östergötland in the Nineteenth Century

byGöran Hoppe, John LangtonEditorAlan R. H. Baker

Paperback | June 1, 2006

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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.
Title:Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Östergötland in the Nineteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521026415

ISBN - 13:9780521026413

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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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