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Cutting Down Trees

Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990

By Henrietta Moore, Megan Vaughan

    . . . this book might well be the text that sets a new and powerful standard for the writing of 20th-century African history in general and the social history of African agriculture in particular.
    —Luise White, Emory University

Cutting Down Trees is about local responses to global processes of change. This major study traces detailed changes in the agricultural system of Zambia's Northern Province over a period of 100 years. The authors assess the ecological, social, and political changes affecting the region, and relate current development initiatives to long-run interventions. Drawing on...

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    . . . this book might well be the text that sets a new and powerful standard for the writing of 20th-century African history in general and the social history of African agriculture in particular.
    —Luise White, Emory University

Cutting Down Trees is about local responses to global processes of change. This major study traces detailed changes in the agricultural system of Zambia's Northern Province over a period of 100 years. The authors assess the ecological, social, and political changes affecting the region, and relate current development initiatives to long-run interventions. Drawing on their extensive research experience, Moore and Vaughan have produced a detailed examination of the changing nature of gender relations, household production, and nutrition.

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