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Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Tore C. Olsson


In the 1930s and 1940s, rural reformers in the United States and Mexico waged unprecedented campaigns to remake their countrysides in the name of agrarian justice and agricultural productivity. This book tells the story of how these campaigns were conducted in dialogue with one another as reformers in each nation came to exchange models, plans, and strategies with their equivalents across the border. Dismantling the artificial boundaries that can divide American and Latin American history, the book shows how the agrarian histories of both regions share far more than we realize. It traces the c ... More

Keywords: agrarian justice, agricultural productivity, rural reform, countryside, environmental decline, rural poverty, land tenure, inequality, US South, Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691165202
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691165202.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tore C. Olsson, author
University of Tennessee