Violence and the Great Estates in the South of Italy (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2004-06-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Frank M., Snowden
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
215 x 142 x 12 mm
Vikt
268 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780521527101
Violence and the Great Estates in the South of Italy (häftad)

Violence and the Great Estates in the South of Italy

Apulia, 1900-1922

Häftad Engelska, 2004-06-01
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Until Italian unification, vast areas of Apulia were an uninhabited sheep walk. In the late nineteenth century this frontier area was settled and agro-business established. In the quasi-colonial context of the South of Italy, the relations between landowners and farm workers were characterized by extreme forms of oppression and brutality. This book is a study of the world the landlords made and of the harsh structures of profit, tenure, and climate they faced. It is also a powerful investigation of the appallingly grim conditions in the teeming agricultural centres of the region and a vivid history of the struggle by the farm workers to win the ordinary decencies of life - clothes, clean water, and bread. In the process, the labourers formed a potent anarcho-syndicalist movement whose history the book relates from the first general strikes in 1901 to the restoration of the landlords' power by fascist terror in 1922.
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'Frank Snowden has produced a devastating account of the horrors inflected by the new agro-capitalists but he has also done a moving job in charting the marvellous story of resistance that developed among Puglia's agricultural workers ...'. Socialist Review

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List of illustrations; Preface; Glossary of Italian terms; Introduction; 1. Wheat and sheep; 2. Day labour; 3. Grapes; 4. The company town; 5. Seeds of rebellion; 6. Revolutionary syndicalism; 7. Work discipline; 8. The Great War; 9. The closed shop; 10. Fascism; Notes and sources; Index.