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Before the revolution : the Vietnamese peasants under the French / Ngo Vinh Long.


Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1973] .
ISBN 0262120658, 9780262120654

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Subjects Boeren.
Koloniaal bestuur.
Onderdrukking.
Peasants -- Vietnam.
Peasants.
Rural conditions.
Vietnam -- Rural conditions.
Vietnam.
Villages -- Vietnam.
Villages.
Description xvi, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes 'The book is divided into two nicely complementary parts. In the first ... a brief but detailed history of the effects that the French policy of land expropriation and free land concession had upon the peasant; the resulting problems of tenant farming and sharecropping; and the roles of taxes, tax collection, usury, government agrarian credit programs, and industry and commerce in determining the peasants' living standards." "This history provides an objective background for the second part ... which introduces moving personal Vietnamese accounts in translation of life in the twenties and thirties."--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index.
Contents I. Analysis. Land expropriation and land concession -- Tenant farming and sharecropping -- Taxes and tax collection -- Usury and agrarian credit -- Industry and foreign trade -- Hunger and starvation -- II. Translations. The peasants (Dan Que) / Phi Van -- When the light's put out (Tat Den) / Ngo Tat To -- Dead end (Buoc Duong Cung) / Nguyen Cong Hoan -- Mud and stagnant water (Bun Lay Nuoc Dong) / Hoang Dao -- Who committed this crime? (Ai Gay Nen Toi?) / Tran Van Mai.
Geographic Area Vietnam
Network Numbers (OCoLC)614201
(OCoLC)ocm00614201
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ngô, Vĩnh Long.
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