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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 69–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Geoffrey K. Pakiam Abstract If the long-term economic fundamentals behind tropical agricultural production generally favor small-scale family-run farms, why have oil palms in Southeast Asia been dominated by large-scale farming arrangements since their introduction? This article explores various...
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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 (2022) 96 (4): 622–624.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Merle L. Bowen One of the key strengths of Palm Oil Diaspora is how Watkins carefully interprets recent national agrarian censuses to illustrate the continuing invisibility of Afro-Brazilian dendê production. He argues that the exclusion of Bahia's small-scale dendê producers from official...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 453–455.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Case Watkins Watki2ac@jmu.edu Oil Palm: A Global History . By Jonathan E. Robins . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2021 . 432 pp., $32.95 , paperback, ISBN 9781469662893 . Copyright © 2022 the Agricultural History Society 2022 Few crop plants get...
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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 (2011) 85 (1): 107–108.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Adriana Premat Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity: Lessons from Cuba . By Julia Wright . Sterling, Va. : Stylus Publishing , 2008 . 280 pp., $117.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-84407-572-0 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2011 2011 2011 Book...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 332–333.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Bill Winders Oil For Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East . By Eckart Woertz . New York : Oxford University Press , 2013 . 328 pp., $99.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-19-965948-7 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2015 2015 Agricultural History Spring search rests...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 590–591.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Irasema Coronado The Politics of Dependency: U.S. Reliance on Mexican Oil and Farm Labor . By Martha Menchaca . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2016 . 256 pp., $75.00 , hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4773-0940-7 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 590 Agricultural History...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (4): 710–712.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Zhe Yu Lee Zlee27@wisc.edu Plantation Life: Corporate Occupation in Indonesia's Oil Palm Zone . By Tania Murray Li and Pujo Semedi . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2021 . 256 pp., $25.95, paperback, ISBN 9781478014959 . Copyright © 2023 the Agricultural History...
Published: 01 August 2023
figure 4. African oil palm seedlings, San Alejo, Honduras, box 18, #4188, United Fruit Company photograph collection, Baker Library, Harvard Business School. More
Published: 01 August 2023
figure 7. Satellite image showing large Africa oil palm plantations to the west (Ulua Valley) and the Lancetilla garden and biological reserve to the east, just south of the city of Tela. Google Earth Pro (accessed November 5, 2022). More
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 520–546.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Juan Infante-Amate; Brandon Luedtke; Joshua MacFadyen; Jonathan Robins; Kate Stevens © 2019 Agricultural History Society 2019 Works Cited Alefosio, Toaga, and April K. Henderson. “On Skin and Bone: Samoan Coconut Oil in Indigenous Practice.” Journal of Pacific History 53, no. 4 (2018...
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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 (2023) 97 (3): 383–413.
Published: 01 August 2023
...figure 4. African oil palm seedlings, San Alejo, Honduras, box 18, #4188, United Fruit Company photograph collection, Baker Library, Harvard Business School. ...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 493–519.
Published: 01 October 2011
... limitations and political obstacles in their efforts to conquer water, accomplishing only parts of the grandiose vision. Ultimately, salty waters and poor drainage doomed the project. While the livestock industry survived and the oil business thrived in the subsequent decades, the dream of idyllic irrigated...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 221–246.
Published: 01 April 2009
...JOSHUA D. MACFADYEN Abstract A new thirst for paint and color in cities made extensive flax production profitable in the northern Great Plains and Prairies and contributed to the cultivation of the most fragile grassland ecosystems. The production of flax seed for linseed oil became an early spin...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 74–96.
Published: 01 January 2005
... wealth. Washington’s pre-war oil embargo severely crippled military and civilian transport services throughout the war, and Japan’s conversion of cane sugar into fuel alcohol and butane for aviation fuel failed to generate successful outcomes. Also, as the Pacific War eliminated cotton imports from...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 751–752.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 224 pp., $25.00, paperback, ISBN 978-0-2265-1613-4. Colombia is the world s fourth-largest producer of palm oil. First appearing in the 1960s, African oil palm plantations are spreading across the country at a rapid clip, thanks to a strange conjunction...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 319–323.
Published: 01 May 2023
... holds up as a good stand-alone read, especially for historians versed in the citrus literature. Chapter 3 covers the development and deployment of oil-based sprays, also in California citrus groves. “Despite the proven efficacy of cyanide fumigation, some citrus growers had turned to oil because...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 589–590.
Published: 01 October 2017
... The Politics of Dependency: U.S. Reliance on Mexican Oil and Farm Labor. By Martha Menchaca. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016. 256 pp., $75.00, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4773-0940-7. Martha Menchaca carefully analyzes the historical evolution and exploitation of Mexico s crude oil industry and the migration...