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The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 by John C. Weaver

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900


The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 by John C. Weaver

A critique of the greatest reallocation of resources in the history of the world and its impact on indigenous peoples, property rights, and the very foundations of modernity.


Weaver has written one of those rare books that for many decades will grace lists of essential bibliography. American Historical Review Striking above all for its global scope. Literary Review of Canada Tour de force ... a sweeping synthesis. Histoire sociale / Social History The 'great land rush
here is much more than greedy people falling over one another in vainglorious pursuit. Canadian Historical Review

About the Author

John C. Weaver is professor of history, McMaster University.

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Publication date

25th July 2006


John C. Weaver

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McGill-Queen's University Press


512 pages


General & world history
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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