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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 543–544.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Patricia Duffy From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture . Gary Holthaus . Copyright 2008 Agricultural History Society 2008 2008 BookReviews estly did its best to create prosperity and happiness for all" (124). Despite these initiatives, theGreat...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 553–554.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Leslie Duram Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get it Back . Ann Vileisis . © 2009 Agricultural History Society 2009 2009 Book Reviews and signedup simplybecause theysaw no alternativeand had nothingto lose (see,CraigMiner...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (3): 297–321.
Published: 01 July 2011
... . What We Need is a Crop Ecologist : Ecology and Agricultural Science in Progressive-Era America MARK D. HERSEY Though they are often seen as foils for each other, ecology and agricultural science co-evolved.With shared roots in late nineteenth-century botany, ecologists and agronomists fostered...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 289–290.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that stimulated innovation will find the book incomplete. Adam W. Ebert Mount Mercy University Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know. By Robert Paarlberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 218 pp., $16.95, paperback, ISBN 978-0-19-538959-3. After a long and distinguished career in international...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 384–410.
Published: 01 July 2009
... unsuited to the needs of small peasant farmers. This paper explores why such inappropriate technology might have been developed, focusing on the early years of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Mexican Agricultural Program (MAP). It shows that some foundation officers as well as agricultural advisors had prior...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 437–445.
Published: 01 October 2009
... of which stories to tell publicly and which to keep private. The author discusses her own experience telling stories about rural women in the 1970s and the need to give voice to the heritage of rural women, especially of groups that have feared revealing their experiences. She offers examples of historians...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 5–38.
Published: 01 January 2017
... slave management methods or that more coercion was needed for success. © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 Notes 1. This work draws on a larger project with Paul W. Rhode . Paul has worked with me in developing many of the ideas presented here, and he has commented on several drafts...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 412–436.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Cherisse Jones-Branch Abstract Between 1909 and 1968, Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teachers, or “Jeanes supervisors,” provided much-needed guidance and assistance to impoverished rural black southern communities. Funded by an endowment left in 1907 by Pennsylvania Quaker Anna T. Jeanes to support...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 608–635.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... With the Great Depression came new discussions about the relationship between food health and poverty. Providing healthy food for those most in need became a question of poor relief and social equity. Bread became one of the central food commodities in these discussions because bread carried both material...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 84–120.
Published: 01 February 2023
.... The article utilizes Rockefeller Foundation records to examine how disparate meanings of modernization manifested themselves in mundane conflicts. Seemingly petty squabbles among US development actors in Colombia reveal the contours of their distinct views of modernization and demonstrate the need for more...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 503–527.
Published: 01 October 2009
...LISA R. LINDELL Abstract During the Great Depression, with conditions grim, entertainment scarce, and educational opportunities limited, many South Dakota farm women relied on reading to fill emotional, social, and informational needs. To read to any degree, these rural women had to overcome...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (2): 258–292.
Published: 01 April 2003
... on federalism, a theory as old as the Constitution, to justify their tolerance of civil rights violations in Texas and elsewhere. Then, special needs legislation passed during the 1970s and 1980s did not realize its potential to serve ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged rural Texans...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 131–139.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Cameron L. Saffell Abstract In an introduction to papers from the 2003 Agricultural History Society (AHS) symposium, the author discusses the need for international exchange and contributions to the scholarship of a cross-border region that some scholars call the "Greater Southwest." Monographs...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2020
... opportunities were limited, many turned to raising foxes. The fox is typically a wild animal and cares for itself when left in its natural habitat. In captivity, however, it required more attention. Farmers treated a wild animal like livestock and faced a range of challenges they needed to overcome if profiting...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Katherine Jellison Abstract During World War II, the United States needed to raise a sufficient military force while at the same time maintaining a sizeable farm labor force to meet increased wartime production goals. At a time when the word farmer was emphatically gendered male, and many farming...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to meet the needs of agriculture. When we analyze the diary as an artifact that is acquired, handled, transformed, and preserved, another page opens on rural life. © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 Notes 1. The original 1884–1887 diary and copies of her other two diaries 1888–1892...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 609–632.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Christine Fojtik Abstract After World War II, Western Allied and German agricultural experts largely agreed both on the desirability of reinvigorated industry and on the changes needed to maximize agricultural output in hungry occupied western Germany. Drawing on the reports and correspondence...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 386–412.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that historians need to take account of such crises to understand the roots of industrialization in China. © 2020 Agricultural History Society 2020 Notes 1. Feng Guifen, Jiaobinlu kangyi (Mindetang, 1892), 93a. For summaries of Feng’s biography and ideas, see Arthur Hummel, ed., Eminent Chinese...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (4): 629–663.
Published: 01 October 2020
... farmers needed to lift the enormous volumes of water necessary for industrial agriculture on the High Plains. Farmers made decisions based on water, but those decisions were fundamentally structured by energy. © 2020 Agricultural History Society 2020 NOTES 1. Deborah Fitzgerald, Every Farm...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of burning have felt little need to provide evidence to support their assertions. Critics of tussock burning claimed that it was a catalyst for mass erosion in the hills and mountains of Canterbury. In recent years, scientists have concluded that this was unlikely as much of the erosion predated European...