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The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900

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This work describes the appropriation and distribution of land by Europeans in the new world. By integrating the often violent history of colonization of this period and the ensuing emergence of property rights with an examination of the decline of an aristocratic ruling class and the growth of democracy and the market economy, John Weaver describes how the landscapes of ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published April 24th 2003 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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This book made me bang my head off of my desk and fall asleep a couple of times. It gets an extra star because it did spark some really great conversations in my grad class.
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