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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

  • An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, 1913. [pdf file]
  • The Rise Of American Civilization, Volume I, The Agricultural Era (1927). [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.
  • "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," The New York Review of Books, February 23, 1967.
  • "Philosophers and Public Philosophy," Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, Volume 79, Number 1, October 1968.
  • "Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship," in Power and Consiousness in Society, edited by Conor Cruise O'Brien and William D. Vanech (New York: New York University Press, 1969).
  • "Notes on Anarchism," in For Reasons of State, 1973.
  • "Intellectuals and the State" (1977) in Toward a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There (London: Sinclair Browne Ltd., 1982).
  • "Armageddon is Well Located," in Toward a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There (London: Sinclair Browne Ltd., 1982).
  • "International Terrorism: Image and Reality," In Alexander George (ed.), Western State Terrorism, (Routledge, December, 1991).
  • "Anarchism, Marxism & Hope for the Future," in Red and Black Revolution, No. 2, 1995.
  • Noam Chomsky - Stefan Kubiak Correspondence (1996)
  • "Commentary: moral truisms, empirical evidence, and foreign policy," Review of International Studies (2003), 29, 605620.
  • "Simple Truths, Hard Problems: Some thoughts on terror, justice, and self-defence," Philosophy 80 2005
  • "A Revolution is Just Below the Surface," Noam Chomsky interviewed by Eva Golinger Venezuela Analysis, September 28, 2007.

    Chrucky, Andrew

  • Bibliography

    Clark, Ramsey

  • [International Action Center]
  • "Neighborhood Bully: Ramsey Clark on American Militarism" (an interview by Derrick Jensen), November 2000.
  • (and others) Haiti: A Slave Revolution: 200 years after 1804 (2004).

    Commons, John R.,

  • "Horace Greeley and the Working Class Origins of the Republican Party," Political Science Quarterly, XXIV (September, 1909): 468-488.

    Conquest, Robert

  • The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (University of Alberta Press, 1986).

    Danhof, Clarence H.,

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

    Dershowitz, Alan

  • "Scholar Norman Finkelstein Calls Professor Alan Dershowitz's New Book On Israel a "Hoax"," Democarcy Now!, September 24, 2003.

    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]

    Diamond, Jared

  • "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race," Discover Magazine, May 1987, pp. 64-66.
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005). Chapter 10: Malthus in Africa: Rwanda's Genocide

    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 R.

  • (and Anne H. Ehrlich) The Population Explosion, 1990.

    Eysenck, H. J.

  • "Chapter 7: Politics and Personality," in Sense and Nonsense in Psychology (1957).

    Finkelstein, Norman

  • "Scholar Norman Finkelstein Calls Professor Alan Dershowitz's New Book On Israel a "Hoax"," Democarcy Now!, September 24, 2003.

    Fitzhugh, George,

  • Sociology for the South, or, The Failure of Free Society (Richmond, 1854).
  • Cannibals All! or Slaves without Masters (Richmond, 1857).

    Foldvary, Fred E.

  • "Ground Rent Seeking in U.S. Economic History," Nov. 21, 1997.

    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

    Friedman, Milton

  • Capitalism and Freedom (1962)

    Galeano, Eduardo

  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, Translated by Cedric Belfrage (Monthly Review Press, New York and London, 1973).

    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

    Geneva Convention

  • Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949)

    Gerassi, John

  • The Great Fear in Latin America, 1963, 1965.
  • "Why the War on Iraq? An Open Letter to the European Peoples," Democracy & Nature: The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy vol.9, no.2, (July 2003).

    Gibbons, Euell

  • "The Cult of the Mycophagists (Edible fungi)," in Stalking the Wild Asparagus, 1962.

    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).

    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, Leonard Trelawny

  • Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics, 1906. (Chapter VII: Class Relations) [Part I, pdf file] [Part II, pdf file]
  • Development and Purpose, 1913. [pdf file]
  • Mind in Evolution, 1915. [pdf file]
  • The World in Conflict, 1915. [pdf file]
  • The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples, 1915. [pdf file]

    Hobson, J. A.

  • Imperialism: A Study, 1902.

    Hyder, Josephy

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

    Jackson, Helen

  • A Centure of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings With Some of the Indian Tribes, 1888. -- [ pdf file]

    Jaffe, Bernard

  • Crucibles: The Story of Chemistry (1957)

    Johnson, Chalmers

  • Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, 2000. Introduction: After 9/11 [2003]

    Kane, Murray

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

    Kohr, Leopold

  • The Breakdown of Nations, 1957, 1978

    Land and Liberty (Essay and Bibliography)

    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.

    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).

    Minor, Charles Landon Carter (1835-1903)

  • The Real Lincoln (1901). [pdf file]

    Moorehead, Alan

  • The Russian Revolution, 1958.

    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]

    Nomad, Max

  • Rebels and Renegades Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1932, 1968. -- "Errico Malatesta or The Romance of Anarchism," -- "Leon Trotsky or Grandeur and Misery of Power,"
  • Apostles of Revolution. Seeker & Warburg, 1939; New York: Collier Books, 1961. -- "The Heretic: Michael Bakunin, "Apostle of Pan-Destruction," -- "The Preacher: Johann Most, Terrorist of the Word," -- "The Warrior: Nestor Makhno, the Bandit Who Saved Moscow," Includes valuable studies of Bakunin, Nechaev, and Makhno.

    Ogilvie, William

  • The Right of Property in Land, 1781.

    Ogilvy, Arthur James

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

    Ostrom, Elinor

  • Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge University Press. (1990). ISBN 0-521-40599-8. -- Nobel Lecture -- 2009

    Packard, Vance

  • The Hidden Persuaders, 1957.

    Paine, Thomas

  • Agrarian Justice, 1795-6.

    Palij, Michael

  • The Anarchism of Nestor Makhno, 1918-1921: An Aspect of the Ukrainian Revolution. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1976.

    Parkinson, C. Northcote

  • The Evolution of Political Thought, 1958.

    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

  • Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. (2008). -- Video - Democracy Now - Part 1 -- Video - Democracy Now - Part 2
  • The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. (2009). --Google Books -- Video - Democracy Now

    Phillips, William A.

  • Labor, Land and Law: Search for the Missing Wealth, 1886.

    Pilger, John

  • Some of John Pilger's Videos on the Internet

    Pimentel, David and Mario Giampietro,

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

    Pinter, Harold

  • Nobel Prize for Literature 2005 -- Nobel Lecture: "Art, Truth & Politics" -- Video and Text -- Political excerpt.

    Reed, John,

  • "What About Mexico?" Masses, June 1914.

    Robertson, Archibald

  • The Origins of Christianity (1954, rev. ed. 1962).

    Russell, Bertrand

  • German Social Democracy, 1896. [pdf file]
  • Principles of Social Reconstruction. 1916, Allen & Unwin, 1971. [pdf file]
  • Political Ideals (1917). [pdf file]
  • Why Men Fight: A Method of Abolishing the International Duel (1917). [pdf file
  • Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism, Syndicalism (1919). [pdf file]
  • Free Thought and Official Propaganda, 1922.
  • In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays. 1935. Allen & Unwin, 1963.
  • "Ch. 7: The Case for Socialism," In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935).
  • Power: A New Social Analysis. 1939. [pdf file]
  • Authority and the Individual. Allen & Unwin, 1949. [pdf file]
  • Freedom and Organization: 1814-1914 (1934).

    Schafer, Joseph

  • "Some Facts Bearing on the Safety-Valve Theory," Wisconsin Magazine of History, XX (December, 1936): 216-232.
  • "Concerning the Frontier as Safety Valve," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LII (September, 1937): 407-420.
  • "Was the West a Safety Valve for Labor?" Mississippi Valley Historical Review, XXIV (December, 1937): 299-314 .

    Schumacher, E. F.

  • Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, 1973.

    Secession! Bibliography

    Shannon, Fred A.,

  • Economic History of the People of the United States (New York, 1934).
  • "The Homestead Act and the Labor Surplus," American Historical Review, XLI (June, 1936): 637-651.
  • "A Post Mortem on the Labor-Safety-Valve Theory," Agricultural History, XIX (January, 1945): 31-37.

    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 (1750-1814)

  • The Real Rights of Man, 1775.
  • The Constitution of Spensonia, 1803.
  • The Political Works of Thomas Spence, edited by H. T. Dickinson, 1982.

    Spencer, Herbert

  • Social Statics. 1850, rev. 1892). -- "The Right to Ignore the State" (1850)

    Spengler, Joseph J.,

  • "Population Doctrines in the United States. I. Anti-Malthusianism," Journal of Political Economy, XLI (August, 1933): 433-467
  • "II. Malthusianism," XLI (October, 1933): 639-672.

    Stavenhagen, Rodolfo

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

    Steinberg, Jonathan

  • Why Switzerland? 2d edition, 1996.

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

  • "Slavery," in Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, 15 vols., editor-in-chief, Edwin R. A. Seligman (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930-1935, Reissued 1937.)

    Swartz, Clarence Lee

  • "VI. Land and Rent," What is Mutualism? (1927).

    Taft, Philip

  • (and Philip Ross) "American Labor Violence: Its Causes, Character, and Outcome," The History of Violence in America: A Report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, ed. Hugh Davis Graham and Ted Robert Gurr, 1969.

    Thackery, S. W.

  • The Land and the Community, 1889. [pdf file]

    Thirsk, Joan

  • Alternative Agriculture: A History From the Black Death to the Present Day (Oxford University Press, 1997).

    Trefzger, Douglas W.

  • "Guatemala's 1952 Agrarian Reform Law: A Critical Reassessment," International Social Science Review, Spring-Summer, 3/22/2002.

    Turner, Frederick Jackson,

  • The Frontier In American History (1921).

    United Nations

  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

    "Voline", Eikhenbaum M. V.

  • The Unknown Revolution, 1917-1921. 1947.

    Wallace, Alfred Russel

  • Land nationalisation, its necessity and its aims; being a comparison of the system of landlord and tenant with that of occupying ownership in their influence on the well-being of the people; with appendix on the nationalisation of house property, 1882. [pdf file]

    Wallace, Sir Donald Mackenzie

  • "Chapter XV: The Mir, or Village Community," Russia: On the Eve of War and Revolution (1st ed. 1877); 2d ed. 1905; 3rd ed. 1912. Abridged edition edited by Cyril E. Black.

    Weber, Max

  • General Economic History (Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 1923), translated by Frank H. Knight, 1927. Ch. 1: The Agricultural Organization and the Problem of Agrarian Communism; Ch. 2:Property Systems and Social Groups.

    Ward, Cyrenus Osborne

  • A Labor Catechism of Political Economy (1878). -- [pdf file]
  • The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest Known Period to the Adoption of Christianity by Constantine, Vol. I (1888). -- [pdf file]
  • The equilibration of human aptitudes and powers of adaptation (1895). -- [pdf file]
  • The Ancient Lowly, Vol. II (1900). -- [pdf file]

    White, Matthew,

  • Political Violence in America [in the 20th Century] (website) -- part of The Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

    Wicksteed, Charles

  • Our Mother Earth: A Short Statement of the Case for Land Nationalisation, 189?. [pdf file]

    Wilson, Roland Knyvet

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

    Wolff, Robert Paul

  • "Four Questions On the Draft," in Robert Paul Wolff (ed.), Philosophy: A Modern Encounter, 1971.

    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

    Yarmolinsky, Avrahm

  • Road to Revolution: A Century of Russian Radicalism, 1956.

    Zandt, Roland Van,

  • "Horace Greeley, Agrarian Exponent of American Idealism," Rural Sociology, XIII, [411]-419 (December, 1948).

    Zinn, Howard

  • A People's History of the United States, 1980.
  • An Exchange between Howard Zinn and Sidney Hook on Democracy, 1989