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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Agricultural production in the African reserves of South Africa, 1918-1969
Author:Simkins, CharlesISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:communal lands
agricultural production
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2636380
Abstract:There appears to be a considerable measure of consensus on the course of agricultural production in the reserves during the twentieth century among scholars as e.g. M. Wilson ('The Growth of Peasant Communities', in M. Wilson and L. Thompson (eds.). The Oxford History of Southern Africa, vol. II, 1971, p. 55-56) and H. Wolpe ('Capitalism and Cheap Labour-Power in South Africa: from Segregation to Apartheid', in Economy and Society, 1 (1972), 4, p. 440-441). The purpose of the present study is to submit Wilson's and Wolpe's propositions about agricultural production to critical scrutiny and to offer a fuller, more systematic account of its evolution from 1918 to 1969. This study is based on published statistical sources. Sections: Introduction - Evaluation of sources - The time series analysis - The cross-section analysis - Periodisation (the period of 'fragile productivity maintenance': 1918-1954; the period of rapid decline: 1955-1969) - Distribution. App., fig., notes, tab.