Introduction : sharecropping in history
Continuity and change, 2006, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 209-211
SCHOFIELD, Phillipp, CÂMARA, Benedita, Introduction : sharecropping in history, Continuity and change, 2006, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 209-211 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/17460
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The following four articles arise from a one-day conference on ‘Sharecropping in History’, organized by Benedita Câmara and held at the University of Madeira on 8 October 2004. The papers gathered here, though revised, reflect the variety of approach evident in their first presentations at the meeting. A fifth paper, by Kyle Kauffman, on ‘Monopsony land tenure and sharecropping in Dutch South Africa, 1652–1795’ (which was not presented for publication here) also suggested that same variety, not only in terms of the inevitable spatial and temporal range but also in terms of approach. That said, a number of discrete themes emerged from the meeting, with ‘sharecropping’ a central concept, tantalizingly clear and yet fiercely resistant to close categorization, offering a number of avenues for exploration. The majority of these approaches were conditioned by, and set out to test, some of the more prevalant assumptions of economic history and economic theory with regard to sharecropping.
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 October 2006
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/17460
Full-text via DOI: 10.1017/S026841600600600X
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