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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 468–495.
Published: 01 October 2008
...James E. McWilliams Abstract The transition to synthetic chemicals as a popular method of insect control in the United States was one of the most critical developments in the history of American agriculture. Historians of agriculture have effectively identified the rise and charted the dominance...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 648–649.
Published: 01 October 2018
...David K. Hecht Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945 . By David D. Vail . Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press , 2018 . 168 pp., $39.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8173-1973-1 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 209–229.
Published: 01 April 2016
... incendiary weapons during war and chemical fertilizer during peacetime. This essay examines how the Unied States entered a new era in agricultural production in spite of the government's bungled job of enacting its mandate. It argues that 1916 marked a turning point after which federal research helped usher...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Elena Conis The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth . By Frank A. von Hippel . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2020 . 368 pp., $29.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-2266-9724-6. © 2021 Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 280–282.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Mississippi Pesticides, A Love Story: America s Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals. By Michelle Mart. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 336 pp., $34.95, hardback, ISBN 978-0-7006-2128-6. A multitude of scholars, scientists, and policymakers have struggled to explain why pesticide use went up...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of productivity at the expense of sustainability occurred gradually, as the network of actors and institutions took shape and the use of artificial fertilizers and other chemical inputs gained acceptance. Alternatives to grossly simplified conceptions of soil fertility and increasing specialization, including...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of negotiations involving political, economic, religious, and scientific considerations. Thomas Apel Chemical Heritage Foundation George Washington Written upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape. By Philip Levy. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2015. 293 pp. $79.99, hardback, ISBN 978-1...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (1): 31–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of renowned chemists such as Wilhelm Henneberg and Louis Grandeau. The mission of these laboratories was to acquaint the local farming community with the new scientific approach to farming, which included the use of chemical fertilizers. The laboratory scientists hoped to achieve this through education...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 70–93.
Published: 01 January 2016
... around the oil industry and its waste byproducts. The petrochemicals and subterranean chemical warfare that were developed during this time became industrial agriculture's chemical salvation, providing both the soil disinfection power and the soil nutrition that made the massive yield increases...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
...J. L. Anderson Abstract American farmers of the postwar period reduced labor requirements for production through the use of new machines and chemicals. Farm work was increasingly managerial and less physical. Observers struggled with how to represent this businesslike and technocratic farmer, first...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 346–360.
Published: 01 July 2004
...James Watson Abstract During the early 1930s many New Zealand farmers enthusiastically adopted the highly inflammable chemical sodium chlorate as a weedicide against ragwort. This development reflected many aspects of New Zealand farming at the time. Dairying was expanding rapidly, reducing...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 April 2013
... research institutes, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and the Central Rice Research Institute. The article revises the argument that scientific research was of little importance to India's agricultural development policy before the coming of the capital- and chemical-intensive Green Revolution...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 500–531.
Published: 01 July 2021
... for agriculture that transcends a zero-sum approach to food reform. Activists who recognized how exposure to toxic chemicals blurred boundaries between the bodies and health of workers, consumers, and wildlife joined forces in Swanton, which came to be a rare example of a farm trying to achieve what its owner...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 22–50.
Published: 01 January 2016
... dynamic regions, utilized plows or similar equipment or applied chemical fertilizers. © 2016 Agricultural History Society 2016 NOTES 1. For studies on coffee districts, see, Stanley J. Stein , Vassouras: A Brazilian Coffee County, 1850–1900: The Roles of Planter and Slave in a Plantation...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 January 2000
... van de Nederlandse landbouw," 244 12 Belgium showed a 20 percent fall in 1888 another fall of 10 percent in 1890 another drop of 15 percent around 1895 Blomme, "The Economic Devel¬ opment," 424 "how chemical fertilizer has to be used" in 1891 VodL, 1885, 569 VodL, 1893, 462 VodL...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 107–108.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., the biologist and science writer Rachel Carson grabbed the attention of the public with a startling indictment of the chemical technol? ogy that had transformed the national landscape. An unforgettable opening story, "A Fable for Tomorrow," surely one of the most powerful and significant passages in all...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 607–608.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of chemicals used in industry and the military. Rather than simply a study of a local environmental movement, her book is an attempt to place the history of Anniston in broader perspective. Spears succeeds in supporting her claim that local spaces are sites at which global processes take place (7). The local...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the use of dangerous chemicals in the forests JEANNIE WHAYNE is professor of history at the University of Arkansas. She has published eleven books, including Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South (2011), which won the John G. Ragsdale award from the Arkansas...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 569–570.
Published: 01 October 2007
... StateUniversityPress,2005. 224 pp., $26.95,hardback,ISBN 0-8071-3098-2. In Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in thePost World War II South, Pete Daniel delivers an indictment of federal bureaucrats and scientists, chemical companies, and state and local officials' conduct in the rural South. Specifi cally, Daniel...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 102–138.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., 2016. US EPA, Third Five-Year Review Report for Monsanto Chemical Co. ( Soda Springs Phosphorous [sic] Plant ) (Sept. 2013), iv, 24, 34, https://semspub.epa.gov/work/10/690731.pdf . 9. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth...