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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371793-072
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7179-3
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-039
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...140 Provision Grounds Sidney Mintz As well as working to produce the commercial crops of the plantations, most en- slaved people in Jamaica also had to grow their own food. They did so on the poorer, usually steeply sloping land that made up the backlands of many estates. This sys- tem contrasted...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005322-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0532-2
... agricultural labor. Much like how the government used Brasiguaios to shore up Brazilian influence across foreign borders, it also sent peasant farmers into Brazil s backlands to settle regions long considered internal frontier zones. Despite statements that Itaipu tried to resettle the displaced farmers on...
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By Jacob Blanc
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005322-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0532-2
... 2016. São Paulo: Expressão Popular, 2017. Couto e Silva, Golbery do. Geopolítica do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria J. Olympio, 1967. Cunha, Euclides da. Rebellion in the Backlands. 1902. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Dassin, Joan R. The Brazilian Press and the Politics of Abertura...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007074-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0707-4
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005322-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0532-2
... settlers) who first tamed the wild backlands of Brazil s south and southeast in the seventeenth century. The news showed protesters as ethnically European, predominantly male, and nonthreatening the latter point a reflection of religious leaders in- sistence on peaceful tactics. This ignored how the...
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By Bret Gustafson
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012528-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1252-8
..., Bolivia in the gas age was still pretty much a system of fossil fuel capitalism, albeit capitalism with a much larger government role in redistributing the excess wealth generated. As gas operations ramped up, the volumes of gas exported out of the Chaco backlands increased. During the course of each day...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005322-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0532-2
.... We have tended these lands for many years. We confront an aggressive and hostile backlands full of beasts and poisonous snakes. There were no roads or bridges, no schools or businesses. There were no clubs or churches to pray to God, who made this earth for all men. We have all of this today thanks...
Published: 11 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021247-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2124-7
... going to pass, they would drain the backlands and that way people could develop the land. So in place of the marsh and the main plants that used to grow in these areas, you have more kiawe [invasive algaroba] trees than you would have your wauke [paper mulberry] and your other native plants.23 After the...