Lec 18 - Factories in the Fields The Social Order of...

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4/6/06 Factories in the Fields The Social Order of Agrarian Capitalism Lecture 18 A Landscape of Commodities o Market in Land Privatizing land Holdings – Mexican, State, Federal Methods – Purchase, Fraudulent claims , squatting o Swamp lands were not highly regarded so if you can drain the swamp, you can buy it for cheap o Squat in Mexican Lands Land Markets Subdivision of large holdings Sale to smaller farmers Resale Consolidation Leasing o Napa Valley Farm land cost $100,000 to $300,000 per acre o California has the highest valued farm land Graze it or put it to wheat to starts o Amber Waves of Workers Chinese Labor in the 19 th century Clear a lot of land, build wine cellars, build levees, When Chinese were excluded by the exclusion act, Japanese came in A lot of them actually bought land Sikhs in 1910 Yuba City has a lot of Indians Filipinos in 1910 to 1930s Mexicans in 1920s to 1930s Mostly in the southern California
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