Corn & Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance

Front Cover
Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 270 pages
0 Reviews
Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy.

The book, first published in Mexico i

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

American Plants World Treasures
1
Botanical Economy of a Marvelous Plant
12
A Bastards Tale
28
Corn in China The Adventure Continues Half a World Away
37
Corn and Slavery in Africa
51
Corn and Colonialism
66
Corn and Dependency in Independent Africa
82
Corn in Europe An Elusive Trail
97
The Curse of Corn in Europe
132
Corn in the United States Blessing and Bane
151
The Road to Food Power
174
The Syndrome of Inequality The World Market
197
Inventing the Future
217
Brief Reflections on Utopia and the New Millennium
232
Bibliography
243
Index
257

Corn and Society before the Era of Bourgeois Revolution
112

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 243 - In Soviet and East European Agriculture edited by Jerzy F. Karcz, 104-28. Berkeley and Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California Press, 1967. Beaucourt, Chantal. "The Crop Policy of the Soviet Union: Present Characteristics and Future Perspectives.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2003)

The late Arturo Warman was an anthropologist and the former minister of agrarian reform in Mexico.

Bibliographic information