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AuthorMuller, Keith Derald. author
TitlePioneer Settlement in South Brazil: The Case of Toledo, Paranรก [electronic resource] / by Keith Derald Muller
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1974
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Descript 81 p. online resource


In the period since the end of world War II numerous developยญ ing countries have employed colonization, or planned pioneer settlement, as one method of building a more reliable and balยญ anced economy. It is felt that the traditional, single-sided sysยญ tems of farm ownership and production with their latifundium and minifundium holdings will gradually and peacefully become less prominent as better settlement systems are introduced and extended. Marked increases in population pressure, large tracts of unused or underused land, and modern improvements in setยญ tlement planning are among other compelling reasons for starยญ ting colonization programs. Of all the areas in the world, the continent of South America probably has the widest variety of planned pioneer settlements as well as the most sizeable programs. Brazil, the largest country on the continent, is actively engaged in populating the vast, empยญ ty spaces of its interior, and provides excellent opportunities for the scholarly investigation of new frontier settlement types. In addition to the academic discussion of the origin and developยญ ment of these expressions of man's expansion into marginal arยญ eas, the critical examination of relatively new attempts at land settlement is a useful thing because what is to be learned from such studies may be directly applicable to other pioneer zones and, moreover, may be of vital significance to overall economic improvement on the continent. In this monograph, my student, K. Muller, analyzes the South Brazilian frontier colony of Toledo, Parana, founded in 1946


I: Introduction -- Pioneer Settlement in Brazil -- The Focus of the Investigation -- Population Increases in Paranรก -- Migration into West Paranรก -- of the Long-lot -- The Founding of Toledo -- The Position of Toledo -- II: Settlers and Their Farms -- Choice of Settlers -- Individual Isolated Farm Type: Italian Examples -- Individual Isolated Farm Type: A German Example -- Individual Isolated Farm Type: Japanese Examples -- Group Settlement Farm Type: A German Immigrant Example -- Conclusion -- III: Settlement Form and Structure in Toledo -- Unplanned Settlement -- Planned Settlement -- Comparison of Square and Long-lot Settlement Forms -- The Case of Toledo -- Conclusion -- IV: Settlement Size in Toledo: I -- Data Gathering -- Sampling -- The Classification -- Trends of Ownership Patterns -- Stages of Settlement -- Conclusion -- V: Settlement Size in Toledo: II -- Alternatives -- Objectives -- Problems Related to Small Farm Size -- Problems Related to Large Farm Size -- Steps to Establish the Medium-sized Farm -- Conclusion -- VI: Settlement Function: Economic Life in Toledo -- Agricultural Equipment -- Agricultural Economy: Commercial Hogs -- Agricultural Processing Industries -- Field Systems: South Brazil -- Field Systems: Toledo -- Agricultural Assistance -- Cooperatives -- Conclusion -- VII: CONCLUSIONS -- Position of the Colonization Project -- Selection of Settlers -- Land Titling -- Settlement Morphology -- Settlement Size -- Settlement Function: Vertical Integration and Regional Settlement Development

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