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ERIC Number: ED114217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 35
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Agrarian Violence: A Comparative Analysis of Recent Farm Movements in Europe and North America.
Bartell, Ted
Collective agrarian violence was examined in the U.S. and Canada to determine: (1) if the American historical experience was unique; (2) if the American farm movements evidenced the same characteristics and development as those in Europe; (3) if American collective agrarian violence has manifested the same characteristic shape as that of France over the periods 1830-1860 and 1930-1960. It was found that in France the characteristic forms, precipitating factors, and objectives of agricultural disturbances had changed predictably with increasing organization and that similar phenomena had occurred in North America over the same time periods. It was concluded that in America there has been a lack of political/historical research on agricultural violence which might substantiate these tentative findings. Examination of contemporary French and American farm revolt movements revealed the emergence of "autonomist" themes and a corresponding new emphasis on internationalism. For example, the Committee for Economic Development has advocated (1957 and 1962) the gradual removal of price and income support programs; acreage allotments and controls; and job training for displaced farmers. The ideology underlying such efforts is one that suggests government control has been both self-serving and manipulative on behalf of corporate interests and banking. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; United States