Peasants

Some articles on peasants, peasant:

Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts - Reissue - Disc 2 - "Astronauts Anthology"
... recorded on 13 November 2009 in London about the making of Peasants, Pigs Astronauts (Parts 1-9) - 4603 ...
Composition For Tithes (Ireland) Act 1823 - Outcome
... in 1838, a commutation bill was issued that applied the tithe-tax to landlords instead of peasants ... This created a new system where peasants paid an increase in rent instead of a direct tithe, but it simultaneously enabled peasants to no longer feel that the Anglican Church in ...
Social Class In Haiti - Peasants
... Unlike peasants in much of Latin America, most of Haiti's peasants had owned land since the early nineteenth century ... Land was the most valuable rural commodity, and peasant families went to great lengths to retain it and to increase their holdings ... Peasants in general had control over their landholdings, but many lacked clear title to their plots ...
Second Brotherhood - Rent Protests and Peasant Discontent
... Felix seemed to be provoking the peasants of the Marina Comarque by telling its noblemen that there were some documents and ancient privileges which exempted the peasants from paying them rents ... As May arrived, the peasants refused to pay the rents due ...
Soviet Annexation Of Western Ukraine, 1939–1940 - Soviet Policies in The Annexed Territories - Land Reform
... or Romanian landlords while approximately 75% of the Ukrainian peasants owned less than two hectares of land per household ... Starting in 1939 lands not owned by the peasants were seized and slightly less than half of them were distributed to landless peasants free of charge the rest were given to new collective farms ... Soviet authorities then began taking land from the peasants themselves and turning it over to collective farms, which affected 13% of western Ukrainian farmland by 1941 ...

Famous quotes containing the word peasants:

    “Maman”, said Annaïse, her voice strangely weak. “Here is the water.”
    A thin blade of silver came forward in the plain and the peasants ran alongside it, crying and singing.
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    “Oh, Manuel, Manuel, why are you dead?” moaned Délira.
    “No”, said Annaïse, and she smiled through her tears, “no, he is not dead”.
    She took the old woman’s hand and pressed gently against her belly where new life stirred.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    We sing the funeral, as goes the custom, with the hymn of the Dead. But Manuel, he chose a hymn for the living: the song of the coumbite, the song of the earth, of the water, the plants, of fellowship between peasants because he wanted, as I now understand it, that his death for you be the renewal of life.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    The sacrifice to Legba was completed; the Master of the Crossroads had taken the loas’ mysterious routes back to his native Guinea.
    Meanwhile, the feast continued. The peasants were forgetting their misery: dance and alcohol numbed them, carrying away their shipwrecked conscience in the unreal and shady regions where the savage madness of the African gods lay waiting.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)