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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 143–146.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., well-done, and well-used illustrations including photographs, maps, and tables inserted throughout the following chapters. The rest of the volume is divided into an introduction followed by three chapters concentrating on Indigenous minority producers of each spice in northern Vietnam, two chapters...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 536–537.
Published: 01 July 2021
... and wide-ranging in topics, periods, and methodology. They do not claim this book to be comprehensive or definitive but intend it to suggest and encourage further scholarship in envirotech. The book has six topical chapters that bridge time periods and places, organized around five concepts and arguments...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (3): 452–455.
Published: 01 July 2018
... but condoned by Indigenous laws. The next few chapters address the establishment of settler police forces, the policing of Indigenous communities, and the cooperation of Indigenous scouts and trackers with settler police. The book then goes on to examine the agents and agencies that liaised with Indigenous...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 319–323.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of Economic Entomology and realized what ultimately became the thesis of his book. His argument, succinctly captured in each chapter, is “that the transition to chemical agriculture was as much a story about trying to get rid of industrial waste as it was about using chemicals to mass produce food” (3). So...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 539–540.
Published: 01 October 2010
... marginalization. The book isorganized thematically.The introduction identifies common misconceptions about pastoralism and argues thatpastoralist ecology offers new perspectives on issues like development and sustainability. The next chapter explores the early history of African pastoralism, but this history...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 540–541.
Published: 01 October 2010
... website addresses provided seem inaccurate. Further, the book's thematic organization comes with a cost, as many chapters are plagued by redundancies. We have, to give one example, at least three lengthy,repetitive historical and ethnographic descriptions of Fulani communities. Such reiteration...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of professional forestry from modern Europe. In Chapter One, Miller traces the emergence of timber shortage to the early twelfth century, when the Southern Song (1127 1279) lost access to northern forests, while urbanization and naval expansion drove up timber demands. Because its new power base in the Lower...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 711–713.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... This was especially true in Appalachia, the Deep South, and the Trans-Mississippi West, where distance, topography, and a sparse population of civilian farmers stretched Union supply lines up to and beyond the breaking point. Hess organizes Civil War Supply and Strategy into eleven chapters that trace the evolution...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 February 2024
.... The first few chapters cover the domestication of various crops starting more than twelve thousand years ago with the first Native American colonization of the Eastern Woodlands. Fritz defines domestication “as the process during which a plant or animal evolves in physical appearance and genetic makeup from...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 568–570.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... Next, Helen O Connell discusses the phenomenon of improvement in rural Ireland during the first half of the nineteenth century. This chapter details the emergence of a belief in the capability to transform nature (and, by extension, society) by material means and processes (22), and it is notable...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (3): 383–384.
Published: 01 July 2005
... be unalterably different without Haber and Bosch, but these protagonists do not appear un? til chapters four and five, respectively; then their lives are described in the most perfunctory manner. Ultimately, this book is less about Haber and Bosch than it is about the necessity for their invention, its...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 February 2024
... the Agricultural History Society 2024 Beginning in chapter 1 of Growing Gardens, Building Power , sociologist Justin Sean Myers makes clear that “gardens in East New York are not just about growing food: they are about growing dreams. . . . They are for growing community” (4–5). These words offer a key sound...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 February 2024
... that outsiders can relate to. I found it clear and engaging throughout. The book begins with a chapter on the contemporary politics of weaving. Beginning with a discussion of how Aboriginal women living at the mouth of the river have long used wetland sedges to weave, the chapter moves on to a broader...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 April 2004
... and three years of preparation meant that the British met their food and agricultural needs successfully in World War II. Wilt adds a revealing chapter on how such lobbies as the National Farmer's Union, the Central Landowners' Association, the National Union of Agricultural Workers, and the Women's...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (3): 510–511.
Published: 01 August 2023
... chapters of part 4, “Politics,” describe the electoral politics (chapter 14) and the politics of water (chapter 15). The latter provides an effective point of connection with the topic of part 5, “Water Quality.” Part 6, “Personal Reflections,” which concludes the volume with two heartfelt and insightful...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 617–619.
Published: 01 October 2018
... successfully contextualize the farming practices of the empowered and the disenfranchised throughout history. The authors divide their study into epochs and civilizations. This methodology allows for a high degree of comparison within each chapter. Early chapters focus on major developments in the ancient...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... The work is aimed at a broad scholarly audience, and it treats historical as well as contemporary cases. it makes a valuable contribution to the literature on pastoralism. The book s eleven chapters aim to elucidate the relationship between pastoral systems and their physical and cultural environment...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 172–174.
Published: 01 February 2023
... such as legal statutes would probably unsettle some archaeologists and environmental historians. Parts of the book—for example, chapter 5—are about institutions and state economy rather than environment and subsistence. Economic historians can be excused for frowning upon Lander's superficial treatment...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., prejudice, slavery, and genocide, one that shows how chemicals link the histories of famine, plague, and war (xi). Book Reviews 205 It is also, he writes, a history of the scientists who worked to fight disease, famine, and enemy forces with chemistry. Von Hippel s ten chapters deliver on this set...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 459–461.
Published: 01 August 2022
... as for ocean historians, Latin American scholars, and for the environmental humanities more broadly. The Fishmeal Revolution encompasses six chapters that examine the different environmental and historical processes that have shaped the industrialization of the Southeast Pacific. In chapter 1...