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Neolithic_Revolution | Wikipedia
3rd millennium BC | Wikipedia

Agrarianism | Wikipedia
Agrarian society | Wikipedia
Chariots and Their Role in Agrarian Civilizations

Chapter Six: Agrarian Societies
Agricultural Problems and Gilded Age Politics

The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century — R.H. Tawney
R. H. Tawney | Wikipedia

Can Anything Stop Rural Decline?
The Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
The small town that saved its only grocery store — by buying it

The Lost Ways

SeeWilliam Leach, The Gilded Age

Enclosure Movement

The Enclosure Movement | CELDF Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
— “The Enclosure Movement or inclosure is the process which was used to end traditional rights [of community property so it could be replaced by private property and Capitalism], and has historically been accompanied by force, resistance, and bloodshed. It has been referred to as “among the most controversial areas of agricultural and economic history in England.””

How Wealth Rules the World Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

“Our mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.”

How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property — Ben G. Price
Ben Price presciently reveals structures of power and law that facilitate blatant corporate supremacy in the United States. Price uses his years of experience as a community organizer and a careful reading of history to show how a legal paradigm that facilitated slavery and the fossil fuel economy has endured and adapted over time – today barricading our communities and squelching dissent....
Price's new book is often counterintuitive as he explores how wealth itself is imbued with power.
In my book...I examine power, how it is exercised, particularly in the United States, and how the mechanisms with which it is exerted have been hidden from us by a diversionary narrative [from not only the first American Revolution, but the Second American Revolution as well, aka the Civil War] that tells us how institutionalized tyranny over the majority of the people by a privileged minority is really a faithful continuation of the ideals of the American Revolution. It’s an assertion that I thought cried out for inspection.
It’s illegal to ban fracking, pipelines, toxic landfills, aerial pesticide spraying, privatization of aquifers for industrial use and retail sales in plastic bottles made from poisonous petrochemicals, and thousands of other noxious projects for so-called “progress.”
“The white man's municipalities are just reservations, like ours,” said a resident of Pine Ridge Reservation, who Price spoke with. "The difference is, we know we live on reservations. The white man doesn't.”

The Value of Nature | CELDF Newsletter

Wouldn't You Say? - The Invisible Empire in Plain SightBen Price
“We keep the economy afloat with laws that favor the right to make a profit over the human rights of the people who actually create that profit. And we do it by enslaving the real world that we call “Nature” as rightless property. In fact, our laws make it a violation of the civil rights of corporate property for towns like East Palestine, Ohio to ban the transportation of highly toxic chemicals through their communities.
It is illegal, and violates state preemption as well as the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, for municipalities to prohibit commercial activities that threaten the health and safety of people and their local ecosystems.
It’s illegal to protect nature if it interferes with corporate money making.”

Wouldn't You Say? - From Rights of Nature to Right Relationship
Wouldn't You Say? - The Challenge of Movement Building

When We Became Trees - A Short Story By Blake LaviaFull Publication

@TheCELDF | YouTube

Agrarian vs. Industrial

Industrialists dominate | Agrarians accommodate
Agrarian vs. Industrial
"Agrarians" Versus "Industrializers": Social Conservative Resistance to Industrialism and Capitalism in Late Nineteenth Century Germany

Civil War


The War of 1812 may have set the USA on a course of territorial expansion, and being tricked into fighting for Britain in World War I may have broken American isolationism against foreign interventionism, but more than either it was the Civil War that was the Second American Revolution which laid the foundation for urban industrialism, the engine that made victory in World War II possible, by which the USA superceded Britain as global superpower.

Intertwined Development: Railroads and Political Parties
Abraham Lincoln, the Railroad Lawyer
A. Lincoln, a Corporate Attorney and the Illinois Central Railroad
Abraham Lincoln as a Railroad Attorney
Whiskers For Votes, Or Why Abraham Lincoln Grew A Beard

Eric Foner —
The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861
The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865
The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890

George Novack —
The US Civil War was Second American Revolution — Excerpt from America‘s Revolutionary Heritage
“This Second American Revolution not only installed a new governing class in office but, by abolishing chattel slavery, scrapped the principal form of property and labor in the South. The great political and social problem which had agitated the United States ever since the birth of the republic — how to dispose of the slave power and its “peculiar institution” — was definitively settled.
The Second Revolution also concluded the progressive political role of the American bourgeoisie. After it helped annihilate the slave power and slavery, its political usefulness was utterly exhausted. Like the plantation aristocracy before it, the new ruling capitalist oligarchy rapidly transformed itself into a thoroughly reactionary force, until it came to constitute the main obstacle to social progress not only within the United States but throughout the world [aka “The American Way”, The System of Organized Crime].”
George Novack Archive
The American Civil War: Its Place in HistoryImportant!

Miriam “Mimi” Campbell Yahn —
The Civil War was not fought for southern “states rights“ or for northern abolition of slavery, but in order to destroy the southern rural agrarian plantation system of slavery and establish hegemony of the northern urban industrial factory system of wage slavery, leading to global liberal hegemony of consumer capitalism. In other words, the Civil War was fought for economic reasons, just as the slave system was created for economic reasons. The key to understanding human history is Love of Money (materialism), the root of all evil.
The Fallacy and Legacy of “Free Labor”Important!
The Overthrow of King CottonImportant!
A War for Money, Power & TerritoryImportant!
The Civil War, the End of Slavery, and Reconstruction
Secession and the Civil War
New Orleans
The End of Slavery in the North

Executive Summary: Primetime Misogyny 2007 Media Survey
'Enemy of the State'
Losing our principles
Mimi Yahn | Prabook
Mimi Yahn | Facebook
Mimi Yahn | YouTube
Union Songs —
Let the Union’s Spirit
A song by Mimi Yahn©Mimi Yahn 1990, 1991
(Tune: "Midnight Special)
Might Makes Right, Dear
A song by Mimi Yahn©Mimi Yahn 2003
(Tune: "Ballad of Mack the Knife")
Help Mimi Beat Cancer
Springfield Hospital‘s Hearts of Hope 2020 - see Hearts of Hope

Allan C. Carlson

The New Agrarian Mind: The Movement Toward Decentralist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

The Natural Family Where It Belongs : New Agrarian Essays 
...emphasizes the vital bond of the natural family to an agrarian-like household, where the "sexual" merges with the "economic" through marriage and child-rearing and where the family is defined by its material efforts.

Southern Agrarians

SeeSouthern Agrarians

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture | Wikipedia
Sustainable Agriculture: a necessary alternative to industrial agriculture in the twenty-first century.

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry | Wikipedia
The Agrarian Standard
The Whole Horse — Wendell Berry | Freyfogle, Eric T., The New Agrarianism: Land, Culture, and the Community of Life
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
Other Kinds of Violence: Wendell Berry, Industrialism, and Agrarian Pacifism | Environmental Humanities, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 25-41
Toward an Equitable Agrarian Commonwealth: Race and the Agrarian Tradition in the Works of Wendell Berry, Allen Tate, and Jean Toomer
Wendell Berry's Sociological Imagination: Agrarian Values and Good Leadership in a Postmodern Culture
What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017 (boxed set)

Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner | Wikipedia

Rural Economic Development

Keep country folk in their homes and on their land, don't herd them into city slums for corporate owned low pay wage slavery "jobs"!
Invest in infrastructure and especially people, don't just create wage slave “jobs” for them the usual corporatist way!
Build worker cooperatives, not more corporate owned businesses that employ wage slaves!
ICA Group — “The ICA Group is a leading expert on worker ownership and the oldest national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives.”
S3IDF — “S3IDF strengthens small scale enterprises to improve lives and livelihoods in underserved communities in India.”
IFAD | International Fund for Agricultural Development
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