The Brazilian Peasantry

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The Brazilian Peasantry

By Shepard Forman
Columbia University Press, 1975
319 pp. $13.50
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Breadth of inquiry characterizes this exploration of the history and sociology of the peasant class, extending to facets as diverse as agricultural marketing, cultural qualities, land ownership, and the politics of "dependencia" and of "despair" which evidence the plight of the rural unfortunates.