By James Putzel
A CAPTIVE LAND is the 1st significant paintings to handle those questions, concerning formerly unpublished Philippine and US executive files and drawing on interviews with govt representatives, landowners and peasants. It deals a brand new and unique research of the level of landlessness, possession, and poverty. It highlights the importance of the clash among conservative and liberal techniques to reform.
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A Captive Land: The Politics of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines by James Putzel