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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (4): 283–284.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Joyce Burnette Commercial Activity, Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Richard Britnell . Edited by Ben Dodds and Christian D. Liddy . Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press , 2011 . 271 pp., $95.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-84383-684-1 . ©...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 452–476.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Adrienne Monteith Petty Abstract This essay analyzes how Modjeska Monteith Simkins’s unique roots in the city and hinterland of Columbia, South Carolina, informed her approach to civil and human rights activism. Simkins devoted her life to fighting racism and inequality, especially disfranchisement...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 453–454.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Daniel Pierce Blue Ridge Commons: Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina . By Kathryn Newfont . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2012 . 400 pp., $26.95 , paperback, ISBN 978-0-8203-4125-5 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2014 2014 2014...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 101–102.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Mark Becker To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism & Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico . Shannan L. Mattiace . Copyright 2005 Agricultural History Society 2005 Book Reviews To See With Two Eyes: Peasant Activism & Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico. By Shannan L. Mattiace...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 156–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Barbara Steinson Agricultural History Winter On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women s Activism since 1945. By Jenny Barker Devine. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2013. 201 pp., $19.95, paperback, ISBN 978-1-60938-149-3. Jenny Barker Devine s On Behalf of the Family Farm offers...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 136–137.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Tenant Farms and Business Activities of Paul Pfeiffer in Clay County, Arkansas: 1902 1954. By Sherry Laymon. Little Rock: Butler Center of Books, 2009. 224 pp., $19.95, paperback, ISBN 978-09800897-7-6. Recent work on the history of northeast Arkansas has shown that a handful of men emerged as pioneers...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 474–475.
Published: 01 August 2022
... fascinating aspects of Better Living by Their Own Bootstraps is that she focuses two of her chapters on mini biographies of two specific women—Ethel B. Dawson and Annie Zachary Pike. These two women had different approaches to their activism. Dawson used religion to encourage rural community uplift...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 412–436.
Published: 01 July 2019
... these changes. This article explores the work of Arkansas Jeanes supervisors, active in the state from approximately 1909 until 1950, who were valued and even revered for their contributions to and advocacy for rural African American communities. It further explores how their activism included but also...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Erik Green Abstract This article investigates the links between market-oriented activities and subsistence production among peasant farmers in the Thyolo and Mzimba districts in Malawi from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s. The two districts were chosen because of their differences in terms of land...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 491–511.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Dmytro Ostapenko Abstract Profound environmental differences between Europe and Australia compelled early European settlers to acquire and develop new farming technologies to make cropping a viable activity in the new country. This article demonstrates how competitive agricultural events...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (4): 466–492.
Published: 01 October 2004
... to the edges of the tobacco economy. Unable to grow tobacco profitably, Somerset’s men and women identified alternative export commodities that were more suited to the resources at hand, including lumber, meat, and ships. In addition, many Somerset residents were active in an expanding coastwide trade...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (2): 173–192.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Andrew P. Duffin Abstract This article examines the environment and agricultural activity in the Palouse, a fertile, hilly prairie in the inland Northwest, during the Great Depression and World War II. This area is home to some of the most productive wheatland in the nation, but because of constant...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 336–357.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Frederic Aparisi Abstract During the last decade, rural historians have increasingly studied the wealthier sectors of rural communities. This paper seeks to analyze the economic activities of rural elites, focusing on the Midlands in the kingdom of Valencia during the fifteenth century...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 4–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
... farming and historic preservation are in fact incompatible, in many cases the two kinds of preservation may be pursued together. The prospects seem best where farming is an ancillary household activity (for example a hobby farm or a part-time farm); where it is firmly tied to tourism; where it is small...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 146–172.
Published: 01 April 2016
... regulation. Authoritarianism in Europe promotes active and aggressive regulation. These two thrusts have something in common: both effectively obscure science and scientific debate. Policy on the two sides of the Atlantic reflects a priori assumptions rather than thorough scientific scrutiny. We assert...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 193–219.
Published: 01 April 2008
... the nation’s agricultural constituency and ensuring its longevity, led to a conscious marginalization of African-American interests within the program. Federal extension officials not only tolerated, but actively supported, discrimination within the southern branches of the service. African-American leadership...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 496–518.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Virginia Dejohn Anderson Abstract For over thirty years (1653-1685), Thomas Minor kept a diary recording his activities as a farmer in Stonington, Connecticut. This article uses Minor’s diary, the only extant document of its kind for the seventeenth century, to reconstruct key features...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 221–246.
Published: 01 April 2009
... appeared on new breaking because it could be planted later and transported further without upsetting the balance of other activities and without farmers learning many new techniques. Scientists discovered that diseased soil drove flax off old land, not soil exhaustion. Circumventing the disease...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 477–502.
Published: 01 October 2009
... transformed a women’s auxiliary into a female-led commodity organization. Initially, members participated in appropriately ’’ feminine" activities including Pork Queen contests, lard-baking contests, consultations with high school home economics instructors, and the distribution of promotional materials...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 479–505.
Published: 01 October 2010
... successfully blended new forms of worship with existing social priorities and also adapted aspects of imported farming techniques to actively create innovative strategies for negotiating life under colonial rule. © 2010 Agricultural History Society 2010 Notes 1 Dambudzo Marechera, Scrapiron Blues...