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Managing Common-Property Resources: Agricultural Land in Colonial New England

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Field, Barry; Kimball, Martha
Conference: Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Conf. Date: August
Date: 1984
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8144
Sector: Agriculture
Region: North America
Subject(s): agriculture
common pool resources
Abstract: "It is an interesting historical fact that New England farmers in the early colonial period utilized most of their agricultural land in common. The impression given by many writers is that the time was very brief during which land was used in this way; privatization is implied as occurring quite rapidly."

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