This book presents conceptual issues regarding household commodity production and agrarian capitalism and refers to specific issues in Costa Rican historiography. It discusses the regional case-study, addressing issues such as the role of peasant farming in the development of agro-export production.
1. Introduction 2. Domestic Units and Social Environment 3. The First Migrants 4. A Society of Settlers 5. Sons and Daughters of Settlers 6. A New Generation of Migrants 7. Epilogue: Uniqueness and Convergent Paths