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The Brazilian Peasantry
The Brazilian Peasantry
By Shepard Forman
Columbia University Press, 1975, 319 pp

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.