State Land Settlement Reports

State Land Settlement Reports

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...for in the California Act are something new in American rural planning. But they are here to stay. We have only just begun to dimly realize their value. The number of farm laborers employed in American agriculture is as great as the number of farm owners. If democracy means anything, _ the family of the farm laborer ought to be able to live under as good conditions as the artisan in the city and he ought to have a. place in rural society that gives to his family a feeling of independence, comfort, and self-respect. That situation does not result when the farm laborers live in bunk houses and their families are separated from them. The California Land Settlement Act enables the farm laborer, or any person who lacks capital but is willing to work for wages, to buy anywhere from half an acre to five acres of land. He is helped in the same way as the farm buyer in making improvements and there is greater competition for farm laborers' allotments than there is for The 28 farm laborers' homes in the Durham State Land Settlement are the most attractive part of that settlement. One of these settlers has already made and saved money enough to buy a 10-acre place and has let his 2-acre allotment go to another laborer. One has saved enough money to buy 15 acres when the land now under lease at Durham is put on the market, but he does not intend to leave his 2-acre farm allotment. That is to be his home. In other words, the influence of the farm laborer's home is to keep people on the land. The children of the farm laborer of today will be the farm owners of the future. farms. THE SPHEFIES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN LAND SETTLEMENT This brings up a question as to whether planned rural development can be carried out by...
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743156
  • 9781236743152