A Colonial Economy in Crisis: Burma's Rice Cultivators and the World Depression of the 1930s

1st Edition

Ian Brown

Routledge
Published January 17, 2014
Reference - 12 Pages
ISBN 9780415646796 - CAT# Y143310
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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Summary

The book challenges the orthodox argument that rural populations which abandoned self-sufficiency to become single commodity producers, and were supposedly very vulnerable to the commodity price collapse of the 1930s Depression, did not suffer as much as has been supposed. It shows how the effects of the depression were complicated, varying between regions, between different kinds of economic actors, and over time, and shows how the 'victims' of the depression were not passive, working imaginatively to mitigate their circumstances.

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