Agrarian America

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
389
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Explores societies generated in the Americas by several widely distributed export crops. Multinational and cross-cultural comparisons holding constant the crop itself allows a focus on the possible variations by time and place in each commodity's technologies, labor systems, farm sizes, and social structure; their political and social dynamics; the problematic features of capitalism in agriculture, or if, how, and when do peasants become farmers and farming agribusiness? Particular focus on family and household relations under so-called "peasant to farmer" agricultural transitions and environmental implications of single-crop and export agriculture.
Comments: 
This course is open to juniors and seniors; Prereq: 8 credits in Latin American Studies or related field.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
106162,106268
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
106268

Course Sections

Agrarian America
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lowell Gudmundson lgudmund@mtholyoke.edu TH 01:30PM-04:20PM Skinner Hall 102