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Global History of Agrarian Labor Regimes, 1750-2000

During the past 250 years, agrarian labor regimes throughout much of the world have undergone radical changes, with an impact on billions of people. The transformation of the global countryside might indeed be one of the most significant historical processes of the modern era. This conference will explore the connected histories of propertied farming, sharecropping, wage labor, slavery, cultures obligatoires, and other such forms of labor, and how they have been connected to the spatial and social spread of capitalism.

This conference is open to the interested public. If you plan to attend, we request that you contact Jessica Barnard ( so we can estimate the number of participants. Cosponsored by by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Thursday, April 25th- Saturday, April 27th
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
, Harvard University
27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way


Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 16:00 to Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 13:30