ch. 5. Markets and farm households in early America
The Farmers' War and its aftermath
Toward a farmers' nation.
An interpretation of the origins and development of the small farm economy in Britain's mainland American colonies. Examining the lives of farmers and their families, it tells the story of immigration to the colonies, traces patterns of settlement, and analyzes the growth of markets.
Book — 1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Introduction : Expertise, development, and the state at the climax of empire
1. Setting the terms of the debate : science, the state, and the "new imperialism"
2. Developing the "imperial estate" : early patronage and pessimism for colonial scientific research and technical assistance, 1895-1914
3. Science for development : the expansion of colonial agricultural research and advisory networks, 1914-35
4. The "human side" of development : trusteeship and the turn to "native" health and education, 1918-35
5. View from the field : rethinking colonial agricultural and medical knowledge between the wars, 1920-40
6. View from above : the consolidation of knowledge and the reorganization of the colonial office, 1935-45
7. Triumph of the expert : development, environment, and the "second colonial occupation, " 1945-60
Conclusion : Postcolonial consultants, agrarian doctrines of development, and the legacies of late colonialism.
The most striking feature of British colonialism in the twentieth century was the confidence it expressed in the use of science and expertise, especially when joined with the new bureaucratic capacities of the state, to develop natural and human resources of the empire. Triumph of the Expert is a history of British colonial doctrine and its contribution to the emergence of rural development and environmental policies in the late colonial and postcolonial period. Joseph Morgan Hodge examines the way that development as a framework of ideas and institutional practices emerged out of the str.