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By George L. Henderson

ISBN-10: 0195108906

ISBN-13: 9780195108903

ISBN-10: 1280529105

ISBN-13: 9781280529108

ISBN-10: 1429400242

ISBN-13: 9781429400244

Those essays on California's financial system, tradition, and literature among the Eighties and Nineteen Twenties exhibit how rural areas have been revamped within the picture of capital. the tale instructed this is of the genuine and imaginary areas that capital occupied, together with its encounters with the realities and representations of race, gender, and sophistication. starting with the geography and political economic system of agrarian capitalism, Henderson strikes on to  Read more...

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1. 4 S ou rce: Liebm an 1983: 52, Fu ller 1934: 330, an d Taylor an d Vasey 1936: 286. ber, 1897]. In th ose com m u n ities w h ere a su gar-beet factory w as establish ed , a clu ster of sm all farm in d u stries soon sp ran g in to existen ce. (McWilliam s 1939: 90–91) Th e m u ltip lier effects to w h ich McWilliam s allu d es w ere n o m ere seren d ip itou s even ts, bu t stru ctu ral featu res at th e h eart of th e agricu ltu ral econ om y. Th e in terw eavin g of straw berry p rod u ction is a case in p oin t.

Th ey bou gh t San Joaqu in Valley lan d s arou n d Bakersfield , u sin g th e acreage an d w h atever w ater th ey cou ld get to raise feed for cattle op eration s in New Mexico an d Arizon a. Th e cattle w ere d riven , in tu rn , to th e grow in g m arket in Los An geles. In 1890, a n ew com p an y w as form ed , th e Kern Cou n ty Lan d Com p an y, to op erate Tevis an d Haggin lan d s. Th ere w ere situ ation s w h en th ese an d oth er m en acted in con cert. On e of th ese w as th e San Joaqu in an d Kin gs River Can al Com p an y (organ ized in 1866).

In ten sive agricu ltu re, an d th e fin an cial backin g an d lan d su bd ivision th at w en t w ith in ten sive u ses, w as th u s bein g d evelop ed in earn est d u rin g th e 1880s, w h en grain p rices w ere in d eclin e (Liebm an 1983). ” Californ ia agricu ltu re in a sen se gen erated its ow n econ om ic rh yth m s to w h ich it con sequ en tly h ad to ad ju st, th e d ow n sid e of th ese typ ically bein g u n in ten d ed ou tcom es. Su ch w as th e case w ith fru it p rod u ction in th e 1880s: It h ad been p u rsu ed w ith aban d on so th at in th e n ext d ecad e overp rod u ction , w orsen ed by th e 1890s d ep ression , h au n ted Californ ia farm ers on ce again .

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