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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (2): 190–209.
Published: 01 April 2018
...R. W. Sandwell Abstract This article provides a brief history of the origins and use of the first modern lighting in rural Canada. Of all the revolutions in lighting, none was taken up more quickly or embraced more widely than the coal-oil (also called kerosene) lamp. This paper argues...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Mary Barford Growing up on the Illinois Prairie during the Great Depression and the Coal Mine Wars: A Portrayal of the Way Life Was . Earl R. Hutchison . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 2009 BookReviews The Ogallala Aquifer was not originally a feature of the Great...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Mark Aldrich Abstract Beginning in the 1870s, kerosene stoves became fixtures in many farm kitchens, as households shifted from wood or coal to oil fuel. Surveys during the 1930s reveal that, outside of cities, oil was afar more common cooking fuel than gas. Yet the literature on farm and rural...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (2): 355–389.
Published: 01 April 2003
... environment from large-scale development. Since the 1980s, they developed a series of interethnic environmental alliances that successfully opposed coal and uranium mines, bombing ranges, and other "outside" threats to their lands and cultures. A common defense of the local place provided a path out...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Growingup on theIllinoisPrairieduringtheGreatDepression and the Coal MineWars:A Portrayaol f thWe ay LifeWas. By Earl R. Hutchison. Lewiston,NY: EdwinMellen Press,Ltd.,2006.280pp109.95,paperback, ISBN 978-0-7734-6004-1. Coal mining inAmerica has a history fraughtwith conflict and tragedy. Known as theVirden...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 376–377.
Published: 01 July 2004
..., in the briefest and least satisfying of the essays, considers the importance of Kiowa hymns for Christian identity among this small band in southwestern Oklahoma. The essays dealing with Appalachian communities treat two of the region's most publicized sub-groups: snake handlers and coal miners. In an uneven...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (4): 715–717.
Published: 01 October 2002
... on the supposed backwardness of Appalachia was the economic and cultural isolation of the region's inhabitants. When the first wave of indigenous, professional Appalachian scholars began seriously to examine the region's history and question this assumption, they began with studies of postbellum coal and timber...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (4): 439–461.
Published: 01 October 2005
...-slaves’ Colony on the map now," Atlanta JournalConstitution, Feb. 1 , 1995 26 Thirteenth Census of the United States (1910), Microfilm MT624, Roll 10, Cullman County, ED 22, pp. 57–58B, 61A–61B, 63A, NARA C. H. Nesbitt , Annual Report of Coal Mines State of Alabama 1912 (Birmingham...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 July 2004
...?and a valuable one for public historians?Mary B. LaLone looks at three different approaches for portraying and preserving heritage in the former coal mining communities of southwestem Virginia and the motiva? tions for those approaches: the quests for accuracy, sensitivity, or economic gain. As LaLone...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of Paradise (1990). One disappointment in Where There are Mountains follows from Davis's choice of geographical boundaries. By defining the New River as the north? ern limit of southern Appalachia he excludes any discussion of coal ("coal" does not even appear in the index). Given the devastating...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2015
... completed her dissertation, A Social and Economic Study of Iowa's Coal Mining Population, 1895 1925 in 1981. In the process she created the field of Iowa history in its modern form, extending the field beyond the prevailing political nexus. Her dissertation work in coal mining led to the study of black...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 137–138.
Published: 01 January 2010
... sustained efforttopresenttheirpracticesn,egotiationr,esistancea,ndadaptation. Theindustrryeferretdointhetitlewasprimarilmy iningt,heextractionof coal,gypsuma,ndgrindstonefsorwhichtheprincipaml arketwastheUnited States.Miningis addressedfirstthroughthethemeof enclosurea,s these resourcescametobe controlledas...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 January 2010
...,egotiationr,esistancea,ndadaptation. Theindustrryeferretdointhetitlewasprimarilmy iningt,heextractionof coal,gypsuma,ndgrindstonefsorwhichtheprincipaml arketwastheUnited States.Miningis addressedfirstthroughthethemeof enclosurea,s these resourcescametobe controlledas theprivatepropertyofcapitalistsIn. 1828...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (4): 256–257.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., Iowa State University) was inducted into the Iowa Women s Hall of Fame. Schwieder is known throughout the state as the dean of Iowa historians. She is the author of numerous books, including Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal Mining Community (written with Joseph Hraba and Elmer Schwieder...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 April 2014
... 43 ( Mar. 2010 ): 149 – 72 ; Andrew Lees , Cities, Sin, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany ( Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2002 ); Mark Cioc , “The Impact of the Coal Age on the German Environment: A Review of the Literature,” Environment and History 4 ( Feb...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 271–272.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., but a social, economic, and political snapshot of the Midwest more generally in a pivotal period that ultimately ushered in the New Deal era. By the end of the 1920s, corn-belt farmers and soft-coal miners had been reeling from a recession that began following the First World War. Foreclosures, population...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 October 2001
... the Book Reviews / 507 transition to a more complicated, modern world. West Virginians adjusted as lumber and coal industries descended onto one of the poorest areas of the South. TVA projects uprooted eastern Tennessee farm families, while the aluminum industry reshaped men's and women's lives...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Caro? lina Press, 2003.264 pp., $18.95, paperback, ISBN 0-8078-5435-2. In the southern Appalachians, where resource extraction has long defined the rural economy, huge machines backed by caches of dynamite are presently ripping apart mountains and filling waterways, in an effort to remove the coal so...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., for example, which might be rich with descriptions of the cultural adaptation to the conditions in mining towns, instead sketches broadly the chronology of coal mining in Appalachia without examining the impact of these developments on either the people or the folkways of the region. Similarly, the chapters...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Footnotes 1. See, for example, Paul Lucier, Scientists and Swindlers: Consulting on Coal and Oil in America, 1820-1890 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). 2. For a particularly nuanced example of this earlier generation of scholarship, see Christopher Clark, The Roots of Rural...