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  1. Aboriginal Ontario
    Historical Perspectives on the First Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
  2. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  3. Agnes Macphail
    Champion of the Underdog

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
  4. Bracero History Archive
    Resource Type: Database
    The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.
  5. Broken Heartland
    The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Today, the idea of a return to nature, which a pair of academics named Frank and Deborah Popper, first described twenty five years ago in a scholarly article entitled "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust," has become central to almost any conversation about the region's future.
  6. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  7. Collective farming
    Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultural production cooperative in which members-owners engage jointly in farming activities.
  8. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  9. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  10. The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture
    Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic about the positive effects of modern agriculture based on the application of natural sciences and technology, he later came to emphasize the negative consequences of agriculture under capitalism precisely because of such an application, illustrating how it inevitably brings about disharmonies in the transhistorical “metabolism” (Stoffwechsel) between human beings and nature.
  11. Farmers Confront Industrialism
    Some Historical Perspectives on Ontario Agrarian Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
  12. Farming and Food
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  13. 1491
    New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
  14. A Green History of the World
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  15. Guns, Germs and Steel
    A Short History of Everybody for the Last 10,000 Years

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  16. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  17. Interview: Agriculture, class and capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Henry Bernstein, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, has for decades been at the forefront of research into the class structure and political economy of agriculture.
  18. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  19. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  20. A Marxist History of the World part 5: The Rise of the Specialists
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The Early Neolithic economy was doomed by insoluble contradictions. Technique was primitive and wasteful. Society lacked reserves against natural disaster and hard times. Virgin land ran out as old fields were exhausted and populations grew.
  21. Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  22. Notebook: Toward a Second Haitian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A historical review of economic policy in Haiti since its independence, and the impact of its smallholder's disposession by US policies that sought to 'liberalize' the economy. The author advocates investment in subsistence farming rather than spending foreign aid on foreign imports in the wake of the earthquake.
  23. Peasant, Citizen and Slave
    The Foundations of Athenian Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Wood argues that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labour. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that is remarkable in Athenian political institutions and culture.
  24. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  25. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  26. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  27. A Political History of Agrarian Organizations in Ontario 1914-1940
    with special reference to Grey and Bruce Counties

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  28. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  29. Some Historical Perspectives on Canadian Agrarian Political Movements
    The Ontario Origins of Agrarian Criticism of Canadian Industrial Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  30. The World Without Us
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Experts on Agricultural History in the Sources Directory

  1. Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

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