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Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Jeremy Adelman


This book provides a study of settlement and expansions on the frontier lands in Canada and Argentina during their ‘Golden Years’ of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book challenges many of the assumptions made about the economic ‘success’ of North America and the ‘failure’ of Latin America. Based on extensive primary research in Argentina, Canada, and Britain, this book points to the central importance of property relations in economic history. The distribution, control, and use of land, labour, and capital shaped these emerging economies. At the centre of the analysis is the deve ... More

Keywords: Canada, Argentina, frontier lands, Golden Years, property relations, economic history, family farming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Adelman, author
Princeton University