Land

How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
by Simon Winchester
$34.99

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: February 03, 2021

ISBN: 9780008359126

Binding: Paperback

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In 1889, thousands of hopeful people raced southward from the Kansas state line and westward from the Arkansas boundary to stake claims on the thousands of acres of unclaimed pastures and meadows. Across the twentieth century, water was dammed and drained in Holland so that a new province, Flevoland, rose up, unchartered and requiring new thinking. In 1850, California legislated the theft of land from Native Americans. An apology came in 2019 from the governor, but what of the call for reparations or return? What of government confiscation of land in India, or questions of fairness when it comes to New Zealand's Maori population and the legacy of settlers?