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The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Pranab Bardhan (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this book, the authors theorize about the rationale and consequences of some economic institutions and contractual arrangements that are particularly predominant in poor agrarian economies. The ... More


Tenancy

Naresh Sharma and Jean Drèze

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Presents an analytical description and interpretation of tenancy in Palanpur. The basic features of tenancy in Palanpur are highlighted. The incidence of tenancy and the prevailing types of tenancy ... More


Theories of Sharecropping

Nirvikar Singh

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Surveys the theoretical literature on the rationale of sharecropping, with special emphasis on the roles of risk‐sharing, incentive provision, wealth constraints, and screening in an environment of ... More


Land, Labour, Savings, and Credit

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of the peasant household in terms of land, labour, savings, and credit. It has ten sections: (1) the peasant household (which is normally ... More


Households and Credit Restraints

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of the peasant household in terms of land, labour, savings, and credit. It has ten sections: (1) the peasant household (which is normally ... More


On Choice Among Creditors and Bonded Labour Contracts

T. N. Srinivasan

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the author looks into the conditions under which borrowing under a voluntary ‘bonded labour’ contract (whereby one may repay loans by providing labour services at less than one's ... More


The Rural Land Market

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

in Development Microeconomics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773719
eISBN:
9780191595929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773714.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Commences with some comments on the evolution of property rights in land and on reasons for rural land markets being relatively ‘thin’; the rest of the chapter then analyzes the more active ... More


Case Study. Regulating the Sharecropping System: Operation Barga

Uday Shankar Saha and Mandira Saha

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although West Bengal is one of India's smaller states, it is perceived to be the most populous wherein more than half of its population — about 72% — reside in rural areas on 6.3 million fragmented ... More


Social Differentiation and the Politics of Access to Groundwater in North Gujarat

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the politics of groundwater markets and its interrelation with social differentiation and class–caste relations. Based on an intensive social anthropological study of a village ... More


The Review of 1884: Farmerfield at a Crossroads

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter six explores the crisis of 1884 when the WMMS considered evicting the residents and dissolving the mission. Criticism of the mission was symptomatic of a general disillusionment with the ... More


A Woman's Wartime Journal: An Account of the Passage over Georgia's Plantation of Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea, as Recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burge)

Dolly Sumner Lunt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607788
eISBN:
9781469607801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607795_Lunt
Subject:
History, African-American History

Dolly Sumner Lunt begins her diary, published in 1918, by recalling her anxiety about the approach of General Sherman's Union army on January 1, 1864. While she worries about the arrival of Sherman's ... More


Time in the Blues

Julia Simon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

Time in the Blues presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the specific forms of temporality produced by and reflected in the blues. Often described as immediate, spontaneous, and intense, the blues ... More


In Egyptland: The Share Croppers’ Union

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the Share Croppers' Union (SCU) on August 6, 1931. Al Murphy, appointed as SCU secretary, was a tremendous asset to the fledgling organization. ... More


Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Erin Stewart Mauldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

An important reconsideration of the Civil War’s role in southern history, Unredeemed Land examines the ways that military conflict and emancipation reconfigured the landscape of the rural South, and ... More


A Novel Beginning: Campbell’s Emergence as a Fiction Writer with <i>Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine</i>

Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

in This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807588
eISBN:
9781496807625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807588.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter three deepens Campbell’s story by considering the emergence of her first novel Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine. The content of Your Blues is connected to racial consciousness and concern for ... More


Fire in the Fields: Reconstructing Labor and Land Following the Civil War

James C. Scott

in A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines changes in labor relations in Caswell, Halifax, and Pittsylvania in the first few years following Emancipation. Most local African Americans first moved from slavery to some ... More


The Bureau’s Highwater Mark: The J. B. Kiddoo Era, November 1866–January 1867

Christopher B. Bean

in Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823268757
eISBN:
9780823271771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268757.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Bureau’s apex is chronicled here. It became a true bureaucracy: numerous paperwork and, at times, inefficiency. Agents discovered this firsthand. It chronicles the domestic issues brought for ... More


The Bahamas in the Post-Emancipation Period

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter briefly examines the Bahamas’ apprenticeship, land tenure, and labor systems, including labor tenancy, sharecropping, and the truck system. The Bahamas’ strategic position and its close ... More


Crop Liens, Freedmen, and Planters

Aaron D. Anderson

in Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new crop lien system and a new system of labor in the Cotton Kingdom: tenant farming and sharecropping. These forms of labor would dominate the Natchez ... More


Charles Macune and the Currency of Cooperation

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter concerns the preeminent economic theorist of the Populist movement, Charles Macune, who organized the most systematic alternative to the National Banking System and the international ... More


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