In Mexico the term ejido is applied to agricultural lands held collectively by agrarian communities. In this book, the ejido becomes a point of departure for a detailed examination of the whole gamut of problems in rural Mexico--land distribution and tenure, education, agricultural credit, and political organization and social control. Finally, the ejido is evaluated in relation to land reform and the future economic and social organization of Mexico. Originally published in 1937. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.