Peasants

Some articles on peasants, peasant:

Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts - Reissue - Disc 2 - "Astronauts Anthology"
... on 13 November 2009 in London about the making of Peasants, Pigs Astronauts (Parts 1-9) - 4603 ...
Soviet Annexation Of Western Ukraine, 1939–1940 - Soviet Policies in The Annexed Territories - Land Reform
... had belonged to Polish 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 ... The Soviet authorities then began taking land from the peasants themselves and turning it over to collective farms, which affected 13% of western Ukrainian ...
Composition For Tithes (Ireland) Act 1823 - Outcome
... 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 Ireland took advantage of them ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word peasants:

    It would not be an easy thing to bring the water all the way to the plain. They would have to organize a great coumbite with all the peasants and the water would unite them once again, its fresh breath would clear away the fetid stink of anger and hatred; the brotherly community would be reborn with new plants, the fields filled with to bursting with fruits and grains, the earth gorged with life, simple and fertile.
    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)

    But the peasants—how do the peasants die?
    Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)