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Land and Revolution in Iran, 1960-1980
Land and Revolution in Iran, 1960-1980
By Eric J. Hooglund
University of Texas Press, 1982, 188 pp
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The best study yet to appear on the Shah's "white revolution," showing how the land reform transferred authority in the countryside from landlords to government but did little to benefit the peasants, many of whom flocked to the cities and stoked the fires of revolution. The author, an American scholar, did field work in Iran for several years in the 1970s, including the revolutionary year 1978-79.