"Productivity of Samoan village agriculture." (Parsons)
b. 11 August 1927, Jersey City, New Jersey. m., Carol Gibbs.
A.B. Columbia College (American History) 1948; M.A. Columbia Univ. (American History) 1949.
Univ. of Minnesota (since 1959) Professor of Geography.
Auckland Univ. (visiting) 1955; Samoa College, Apia, Western Samoa 1956-57.
Books and Monographs:
Manual for the Geography of Natural Resources. Minneapolis: Burgess, 1960.
The Sugar Hacienda of the Marqueses del Valle. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1970. (Spanish edition, Siglo XXI, Mexico City.)
Mission in the Marianas: A Short History of the Second Year of the Jesuit Mission. (Edited transl. of the report of 1669-70). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1975.
"The productivity of Samoan agriculture." Proceedings, Minnesota Academy of Science, 21:73-82, 1961.
"Western Samoa: population, production, and wealth." (with Peter N.D. Pirie) Pacific Viewpoint, 3:24-69, 1962.
"Emerged and submerged shorelines of the southeast coastal plain of the Dominican Republic." Revista Geografica, 30:51-77, 1962.
"Performance standards for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Caribbean Sugar Plantation." In J. Parker (ed.), Merchants and Scholars. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, pp. 145-170, 1965.
"The colonial sugar industries of Bahia and Morelos." (with Stuart Schwartz) Proceedings of the International Congress of Americanists, Rome, 1972.
"The municipal meat supply of colonial Cuernavaca." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 1974.
"Morelos and its sugar industry in the late Eighteenth Century." Chapter 6 in Ida Altman and James Lockhart (eds.), Provinces of Early Mexico. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications. 1976.
"The efficient plantation and the inefficient hacienda." James Ford Bell Lecture N. 16. Minneapolis: The Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, Univ. of Minnesota, 1979.
"Jugerum and caballerfa in New Spain." Agricultural History, 53:423-437, 1979.