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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 474–475.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Kathryn Beasley Kb13k@my.fsu.edu Better Living by Their Own Bootstraps: Black Women's Activism in Rural Arkansas, 1914–1965 . By Cherisse Jones-Branch . Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press , 2021 . 240 pp., $39.95 , hardcover, ISBN 9781610757447 . Copyright ©...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Katie Holmes; Kylie Mirmohamadi Abstract Between 1926 and 1935 the Better Farming Train made seven trips to the Victorian Mallee region. Modeled on North American examples, the mission of the Train was to spread the “doctrine of better farming” to this wheat-growing region. The Train carried...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (3): 404–428.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Socialism , 87 . We Love You People Better than We Like Ourselves : Canada, the United States, Australia, the Soviet Union, and the International Wheat Pool Movement of the 1920s JASON MCCOLLOM In the 1920s, Canadian farmers created the world s most successful large-scale wheat marketing organization...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 317–341.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and internal improvement projects, which drew thousands of Irish immigrants into the interior of the Mississippi valley in the decades before the American Civil War. Scholars will better understand the experience of these Irish laborers through the lens of “the second slavery,” which helps point the way...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 128–163.
Published: 01 May 2022
... observers spread throughout the nation and even past the nation's nineteenth-century borders. The AMS proposed to state officials that in time the weather data could help to better understand Argentina's environmental and climatological diversity and have significant political and economic influence...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 July 2012
... on the diffusion of African grasses, new breeds of cattle, barbed-wire fencing, and better ranch management. However, despite such gains, Colombian ranchers failed to break into the international beef trade; their productivity levels did not rise sufficiently to compete against major exporters such as Argentina...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (1): 57–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... in the context of all the antebellum state seals to better interpret its symbolism. In so doing it uncovers an intriguing sectional difference between northern and southern seals—an absence of working white men as symbols in nearly all southern seals adopted after 1790. In this context, the Wisconsin seal stands...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 473–501.
Published: 01 October 2013
... of intensification. By focusing on the public debate surrounding the publication of Ruth Harrison's Animal Machines (1964), this article seeks to better understand the impact of the book by exploring the context in which it was published, the extent and nature of reporting in connection with it, and its reception...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Albert G. Way Abstract This essay is an exercise in “following.” It tells the story of Cynodon dactylon —better known as common bermudagrass—to explore why people either valued or devalued the grass through time and what the changing social status of one species might tell us about the intersection...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (4): 517–537.
Published: 01 October 2014
... that historians can research and incorporate information from farm implements to better understand cultural and farming practices either on the individual farm or in broader analyses of regional agriculture. Their application requires a commitment to the principles of material culture and some time...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Depression-era rural listeners a better tomorrow in the form of a modernized urban consumer lifestyle. This article explores the coming of radio to rural areas during the 1930s and reviews some contemporary industry research findings on rural radio usage and consumer behavior. Copyright 2006 Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 317–345.
Published: 01 July 2004
... customers, and new financial institutions, particularly Raiffeisen-type cooperatives, were founded in the 1890s and 1900s to better meet the credit needs of small farmers. These new cooperatives contributed to the growing political and economic integration of the peasantry into the Czech national life...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 426–443.
Published: 01 July 2015
... their savings to the down payment for the land they bought with their husband and, later on, sharing the farm work and earning money to support the family all put them in a better position in their marriage, helping to ensure that their opinions were listened to and that they provided for their children's...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 381–406.
Published: 01 July 2007
... they learned to exploit its distinctive natural resources more intensively. This transformation is better understood as a process of agricultural adaptation than as an episode in environmental degradation. Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 Notes 1 Robert Sandford, "A Relation...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (1): 34–49.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and rural school consolidation in four midwestern farm newspapers provides an illustrative case study of this interaction. While publishers and editors promoted reformers’ recommendations, many farmers did not agree with or follow their advice. As a result, farm newspapers are better seen not as expressing...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 155–165.
Published: 01 April 2004
... landowner who turned his haciendas into private agricultural experiment stations, conducting research on better methods of growing corn, cotton, wheat, and beans with the labor of his peones. He shared his results through lecture tours and published works in Mexico and traveled extensively in the United...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 132–171.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and deliberately sought to better institutionalize human rights, reevaluating existing military, security, and foreign economic policies in light of this commitment. However, significant changes within the federal bureaucracy, increased interagency coordination, and the process of applying conditions to aid placed...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 388–406.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Paddock , “A Practical Essay on Pruning Fruit Trees,” Better Fruit 1 ( Jan . 1907 ): 4 ; E. L. Smith , “The Land of Better Fruit,” Better Fruit 1 ( Jan . 1907 ): 11 – 12 . 2. E. F. Benson to Franklin K. Lane, Aug. 31, 1914, box 137.B.16.7B, Northern Pacific President's Subject...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and the sharecroppers who resided in the region during the first half of the twentieth century. Long caught in a continual cycle of debt, black and white sharecropping families took action in the late 1930s and early 1940s to better their lives and working conditions. At a time when they did not see any substantive...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 340–351.
Published: 01 April 2000
.... They did not experience the depression years as a loss of things they had once enjoyed but simply as "hard times." They believed they were better off than urban people because they had most of their most basic necessities.9 Another major theme in oral histories was rural mutual aid. As farm peo? ple...