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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 560–561.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Bradley C. Bennett An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century . Jack E. Davis . © 2010 Agricultural History Society 2010 Agricultural History Fall community-based educational principles,while theDepartment of Education recently used...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 659–689.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Margiana Petersen-Rockney Abstract For three centuries—from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century—pigs filled a vital niche transforming waste into food as the US countryside grew into the city in spaces like Providence, Rhode Island. During seventeenth-century colonization, pigs...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Morris Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South . By Paul S. Sutter . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2015 . 280 pp., $34.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8203-3401-1 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (1): 57–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Oscar B. Chamberlain Abstract Each state seal provides a glimpse into that state's political culture and values around the time of its design. With an emphasis on easily accessible sources, this article examines Wisconsin's state seal, designed in 1851. The article places Wisconsin's seal...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Providence College The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South. By William Thomas Okie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 316 pp., $34.99, hardback, ISBN 978-1-1070-7172-8. Would you care for a Georgia peach? Historian William Tom Okie opens his book...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (1): 34–49.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of the publishers and editors of farm newspapers lived in cities and were influenced by progressive reformers, farm newspapers often reflected urban reform ideas. At the same time, farm newspapers provided space for opposing viewpoints by publishing letters to the editor. The coverage of agricultural education...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (2): 205–223.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and on the Great Plains. Successful apple growing in this relatively small, ecologically and economically distinct region faced many geo-specific obstacles. Although the Black Hills provided shelter from winter winds, moderated temperatures, and provided enough water—at least compared to the surrounding northern...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 74–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
... primarily because of labor-intensive farming methods, ingenuity, and the large markets provided by the centers. These agricultural programs played major roles in feeding, providing meaningful employment, and preparing evacuees for life outside the centers, and readied lands for post-war "homesteaders." ©...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (2): 210–226.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Debra A. Reid Abstract Creeps and creep feeders provide visible evidence of tools used by farmers to increase survival and growth rates for young stock. Historically creeps took various forms, built by farmers to suit the animals’ size and habits, but they served one function—they provided...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Andrea Gaynor Abstract This paper examines self-sown crops as agents in the agricultural development of Australia’s southern mallee lands from the 1890s to the 1940s. Self-sown crops suggested ways to farm and provided the enticement of an occasional windfall. They assisted with expansion...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 41–67.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Andrew Sluyter Abstract A longstanding assumption posits that white ranchers from the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, provided the knowledge to establish the first cattle ranches in Louisiana in the mid-eighteenth century, that blacks merely provided the labor...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of a four-volume journal kept by James Wilson, a farmer in the Banffshire Parish of Deskford between 1879 and 1892. This journal provides a detailed picture of many aspects of rural life including farming, family, neighbors, religion, friends, and entertainment. Moreover, Wilson wrote poetry and kept...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 247–262.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Carolyn B. Brooks; Alan I Marcus Abstract This paper argues that the original Morrill mission aimed to provide opportunity to an entire segment of society otherwise unable to attend college. The 1890 Morrill Act extended that promise to the freedmen and women in the American South. Over the years...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 2020
... status and place of residence. Especially for women in rural and farm households, kerosene provided an important bridge fuel to the newer age of gas and electricity. To ignore it is to ignore what was for many an important introduction to modern times. © 2020 Agricultural History Society 2020...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 324–361.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and why the differing systems emanating from them affected animal industries over the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Looking at methodology through the lens of its theoretical roots provides an enriched appreciation of the interrelationship between science and practice, and also shows...
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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 (2003) 77 (2): 333–354.
Published: 01 April 2003
... had chosen to ignore. At the same time, the decision provided Aboriginal Maritimers with assured access to important fisheries (particularly the lucrative lobster trade) and therefore a key role in the evolving regional economy. Copyright 2003 Agricultural History Society 2003 [Footnotes] 1...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 531–552.
Published: 01 November 2022
... spectrum, Midwest-based leaders increasingly attempted to raise awareness, influence public policy, and bear witness to the escalating crisis. This article documents these ecumenical efforts during a pivotal time in America's rural history and provides a new angle on the farm crisis of the 1980s. 77...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 553–579.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of the farm economy as Iowa grappled with the Farm Crisis that engulfed farmers and soon engulfed the entire state. Through the lenses of a community organizer and an academic rural sociologist, the authors provide insights into the myriad contradictions and opposing forces that contributed to the difficult...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 503–527.
Published: 01 October 2009
... protagonists.Through these stories, farm women found validation and encouragement to persevere. Reading also broadened horizons and challenged assumptions. For the depression-era farm woman, reading books and other materials provided recreation, instruction, and inspiration in a discouraging time. © 2009...