Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics (BOK)

Kathleen Mapes

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In this innovative grassroots to global study, Kathleen Mapes explores how the sugar beet industry transformed the rural Midwest by introducing large factories, contract farming, and foreign migrant labour. Identifying rural areas as centres for modern American industrialism, Mapes contributes to an ongoing re-orientation of labour history from urban factory workers to rural migrant workers. She engages with a full range of individuals, including Midwestern family farmers, industrialists, Eastern European and Mexican immigrants, child labourers, rural reformers, Washington politicos, and colonial interests. Engagingly written, "Sweet Tyranny" demonstrates that capitalism was not solely a force from above but was influenced by the people below who defended their interests in an ever-expanding imperialist market.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Kathleen Mapes
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780252076671
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 499 gram
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Labour economics, Agriculture & related industries, Industrialisation & industrial history