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  • Insurgent Democracyby Michael J. Lansing

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In 1915, western farmers mounted one of the most significant challenges to party politics America has seen: the Nonpartisan League, which sought to empower citizens and restrain corporate influence. Before its collapse in the 1920s, the League counted over 250,000 paying members, spread to thirteen states and two Canadian provinces, controlled North... more...

  • Planters, Merchants, and Slavesby Trevor Burnard

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. Beyond resources and weapons, a plantation required a significant force of cruel and rapacious men?men who, as Trevor Burnard sees it, lacked any better options for making money. In the contentious Planters,... more...

  • Will Africa Feed China?by Deborah Brautigam

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Is China building a new empire in rural Africa? Over the past decade, China's meteoric rise on the continent has raised a drumbeat of alarm. China has 9 percent of the world's arable land, 6 percent of its water, and over 20 percent of its people. Africa's savannahs and river basins host the planet's largest expanses of underutilized... more...

  • The Unsettling of Americaby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 16.95

    Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today?s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation... more...

  • Incentives and Agriculture in East Africa (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Agriculture is at the centre of the economies of many developing countries, and its stagnation and poor performance across large parts of Africa is a major cause for concern. First published in 1990, this book focuses on the nature and role of incentives in agricultural organization and production in East Africa, looking in particular at the political... more...

  • Agricultural Productivityby Susan M. Capalbo; John M. Antle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1988, provides a comprehensive, integrated body of knowledge concerning agricultural productivity research, highlighting both its strengths and limitations. This book will be of value to scholars and research leaders for the knowledge it conveys of future productivity research, and will also be of interest to students... more...

  • Life in the Victorian & Edwardian Workhouseby Michelle Higgs

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    Since the National Trust reopened Southwell Workhouse to the public, there has been a renewed interest in workhouses. In addition, the tracing of one's family history has also become hugely popular and more and more people are finding that their ancestors' lives were touched by the workhouse in one way or another. This book is written for the non-academic... more...

  • Rural Development in the Third Worldby Chris Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. Wealth does exist, with the landed often maintaining lifestyles comparable to their richest urban neighbours. And while land remains the basis of real wealth, the rural workforce is diversifying... more...

  • Land Degradation and Societyby Piers Blaikie; Harold Brookfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called ?regional political ecology?.... more...

  • Pesticide Policy, Production Risk, and Producer Welfareby John M. Antle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The use of pesticides to control agricultural pests both benefits farm production and imposes health and environmental costs on producers and society. This title, first published in 1988, includes an application of the author?s methodology to tomato production, in which Antle illuminates the roles that alternative methods of pest management play in... more...