Bibliography: Land, Population, and Food

Barnes, Peter

  • "The Great American Land Grab," The New Republic (1971-72).
  • "The Vanishing Small Farmer," The New Republic (1971-72).
  • The People's Land, A Reader on Land Reform in the United States, ed. Peter Barnes, Rodale Press, 1975. "Introduction" -- "Buying Back the Land"

    Bassani, Luigi Marco

  • "Life, Liberty, and . . . : Jefferson on Property Rights," Journal of Libertarian Studies Volume 18, no. 1 (Winter 2004), pp. 3187.

    Beard, Charles A.

  • An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, 1913. [pdf file]

    Beer, M.

  • (ed. and introduction) The Pioneers of Land Reform: Thomas Spence, William Ogilvie, Thomas Paine, 1920.

    Brown, Jennifer

  • "Ejidos and Comunidades in Oaxaca, Mexico: Impact of the 1992 Reforms" (Fe. 2004). [pdf file]

    Cadbury, George

  • (and Tom Bryan) The Land and the Landless (1908)

    Chomsky, Noam

  • Links to books and excerpts.

    Chrucky, Andrew,

  • "The Greatest Problem in the World," Cub's Roar, Sept. 1985.

    Clark, Ramsey

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    Commons, John R.,

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    Danhof, Clarence H.,

  • "Farm-Making Costs and the 'Safety Valve': 1850-60," Journal of Political Economy, XLIX, 317-359 (June, 1941): 317-359.

    Devyr, Thos. Ainge

  • The Odd Book of the Nineteenth Century, or, "Chivalry" in Modern Days: A Personal Record of Reform Chiefly Land Reform, for the Last Fifty Years, 1882. [pdf file]

    Eayrs, James

  • "The Political Ideas of the English Agrarians, 1775-1815," The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, Vol. XVIII, no. 3, Aug., 1952, pp. 287-302.

    Ehrlich, Paul and Anne,

  • The Population Explosion (1990).

    Fitzhugh, George,

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    Foldvary, Fred E.

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    Foner, Philip S.

  • History of the Labor Movement in the United States, Volume II: From the Founding of the American Federation of Labor to the Emergence of American Imperialism (New York: International Publisher, 1955, 2d ed. 1975). Chapter 7: Haymarket

    Franklin, Benjamin

  • "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc." (1751)

    Fremery, Robert De

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    Friedman, Milton,

  • Capitalism & Freedom, 1961.

    George, Henry (1839-1897)

  • The complete works of Henry George
    1. Progress and poverty.
    2. Social problems.
    3. The land question. Property in land. The condition of labor.
    4. Protection or free trade.
    5. A perplexed philosopher [Herbert Spencer]
    6. The science of political economy, books I and II.
    7. The science of political economy, books III to V. "Moses": a lecture.
    8. Our land and land policy.
    9. The life of Henry George, by his son Henry George, jr
    10. The life of Henry George, by his son Henry George, jr

    Gerassi, John

  • The Great Fear in Latin America, 1963, 1965.
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    Gilbert, Amos

  • A Sketch of the Life of Thomas Skidmore, With Appended Selections from Skidmore's Rights of Man to Property!, Introduced, annotated & edited by Mark A. Lause (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1984).

    Goodrich, Carter, and Sol Davison,

  • "The Wage-Earner in the Westward Movement. I. The Statement of the Problem," Political Science Quarterly, L (June, 1935): 179-180.
  • "II. The Question and the Sources," Political Science Quarterly, LI (March, 1936): 61-116.

    Gutelman, Michel

  • "The Socialization of the Means of Production in Cuba," Chapter 2 of L'Agriculture socialisee a Cuba (Paris: Francois Maspero, 1967).

    Hall, Charles,

  • The Effects of Civilization on the People in European States, 1805.

    Hibbard, B. H.,

  • A History of the Public Land Policies (1925).

    Hobhouse, L. T.,

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    Humphrey, Thomas J.

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    Hyder, Josephy

  • The Case for Land Nationalisation, 1914. [pdf file]

    Jackson, Helen Hunt

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    Johnson, Chalmers

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    Kane, Murray

  • "Some Considerations of the Safety Valve Doctrine," Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. XXIII (1936): 169-88.

    Land and Freedom

    Langevin, Mark S.

  • (and Peter Rosset) "Land Reform From Below: The Landless Workers Movement in Brazil" MST (1997).

    Lause, Mark A.

  • "The Hard-Earned Obscurity of Thomas Skidmore," Introduction to A Sketch of the Life of Thomas Skidmore, With Appended Selections from Skidmore's Rights of Man to Property!, Introduced, annotated & edited by Mark A. Lause (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1984).

    Letelier, Orlando

  • "The Chicago Boys in Chile: Economic Freedom's Awfull Toll," The Nation, August 28, 1976.

    Locke, John,

  • An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government: Second Treatise on Government, 1690. (Chapter 5 - Of Property)

    Malefakis, E.

  • Agrarian Reform and Peasant Revolution in Spain, New Haven and London, 1970.

    Malthus, Thomas

  • An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers (1798).

    Masquerier, Lewis

  • Sociology: or, The Reconstruction of Society, Government, and Property. New York, 1877. [pdf file -- "Evans and Land Reform," -- "Sketch of the Land Reform Development, and Life of George Henry Evans "

    Minor, Charles Landon Carter (1835-1903)

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    Morris, Richard B. Morris

  • Government and Labor in Early America, 1946.


  • "The Civil War in Venezuela: Socialism to the Highest Bidder," June 17, 2006.

    Nieboer, H. J.,

  • Slavery: As an Industrial System (Ethnological Researches), 2d edition, 1909. -- [pdf file -- 1st ed. 1900]

    Ogilvie, William

  • The Right of Property in Land, 1781.

    Ogilvy, Arthur James

  • The Third Factor of Production, 1898. [pdf file]

    Ostrom, Elinor

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    Paine, Thomas

  • Agrarian Justice, 1795-6.

    Parssinen, T. M.

  • "Thomas Spence and the Origins of English Land Nationalization," Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1973), pp. 135-141.

    Patel, Raj

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    Phillips, William A.

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    Pimentel, David and Mario Giampietro,

  • "Food, Land, Population and the U.S. Economy," 1994.

    Reed, John,

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    Robbins, Roy M.,

  • "Horace Greeley: Land Reform and Unemployment, 1837-1862," Agricultural History, VII, 18 (January, 1933).
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    Schafer, Joseph

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    Shannon, Fred A.,
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    Skidmore, Thomas

  • The Rights of Man to Property! Being a proposition to make it equal among the adults of the present generation: and to provide for its equal transmission to every individual of each succeeding generation, on arriving at the age of maturity, 1829.

    Smith, Henry Nash,

  • Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth (1950). -- A Synoptic Hypertext

    Smith, Samuel

  • The Nationalisation of the Land, 1884.
  • Chapter XX: The Garden as Safety Valve

    Spence, Thomas

  • The Real Rights of Man, 1775.
  • The Constitution of Spensonia, 1803.
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    Spengler, Joseph J.,

  • "Population Doctrines in the United States. I. Anti-Malthusianism," Journal of Political Economy, XLI (August, 1933): 433-467
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    Stavenhagen, Rodolfo

  • "Social Aspects of Agrarian Structure in Mexico," in Agrarian Problems and Peasant Movements in Latin America, edited by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, 1970.

    Stern, Bernhard J., William Linn Westermann, Melvin M. Knight, Mary Wilhelmine Williams, Ulrich B. Phillips

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    Swartz, Clarence Lee

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    Taft, Philip

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    Thackery, S. W.

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    Thirsk, Joan

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    Trefzger, Douglas W.

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    Turner, Frederick Jackson,

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    Wallace, Alfred Russel

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    Ward, Cyrenus Osborne

  • A Labor Catechism of Political Economy (1878). -- [pdf file]
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    White, Matthew,

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    Wicksteed, Charles

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  • Aboriginal Land Claims
  • Agrarian Reform
  • Land Reform
  • Land Rights

    Wilson, Roland Knyvet

  • Individualism and the Land Question, 1912. [pdf file]

    Woodward, C. Vann

  • "George Fitzhugh, Sui Generi," Introductory essay to George Fitzhugh's book Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters (1857), 1960.

    World History Archives

    Zandt, Roland Van,

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    Zinn, Howard

  • A People's History of the United States, 1980.