Abideth forever? Global use of semiarid lands in the interwar years

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Abstract

Focusses on the inter-war period when new nationalisms, old imperial networks, and the burgeoning ambitions of scientists combined to create new systems of land use in semi-arid regions. Despite regional protests, control over agrarian economic policy remained outside the producing regions: whether wheat farmers, graziers, or irrigators, the peoples of the semi-arid lands were dependent upon decisions made in humid industrialising fringes which were in turn peripheral to the metropolitan hearths. -J.Sheail

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-170
Number of pages20
JournalGreat Plains Quarterly
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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