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  • List of Figures vii

    1. Introduction: Moral Economy, Capitalism, and State Power in Rural Protest / Scott E. Guggenheim and Robert P. Weller 3

    2. Routine Conflicts and Peasant Rebellions in Seventeenth-Century France / Charles Tilly 13

    3. Indian Uprisings under Spanish Colonialism: Southern Mexico in 1712 / Robert Wasserstrom 42

    4. Capitalist Penetration in the Nineteenth Century: Creating Conditions for New Patterns of Social Control / Joel S. Migdal 57

    5. Bandits, Monks, and Pretender Kings: Patterns of Peasant Resistance and Protest in Colonial Burma, 1826–1941 / Michael Adas 75

    6. Peasants, Proletarians, and Politics in Venezuela, 1875–1975 / William Roseberry 106

    7. Mao Zedong, Red Miséables, and the Moral Economy of Peasant Rebellion in Modern China / Ralph Thaxton 132

    8. What Makes Peasants Revolutionary? / Theda Skocpol 157

    9. Afterword: Peasantries and the Rural Sector—Notes on a Discovery / Sidney W. Mintz 180

    Notes 189

    References 195

    Index 207
  • Scott E. Guggenheim

    Charles Tilly

    Robert Wasserstrom

    Joel S. Migdal

    William C. Roseberry

    Ralph Thaxton

    Theda Skocpol

    Sidney Mintz

    Robert P. Weller

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    “Constitutes an important and timely addition to the literature on peasant rebellion; wisely, the editors have been eclectic in drawing from some of the leading historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and sociologists active in the field an analysis of the forms that rural violence has taken through the past three centuries.”—Pacific Affairs

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