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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 3. Map of Central Railroad of Georgia, 1895. The Central Railroad of Georgia ran directly through the heart of Georgia peach country and served as the primary carrier of produce by rail or in its steamships out of Savannah. Its monopolistic power over growers was only strengthened More
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Kevin S. Amidon Abstract In the early twentieth century, American railroad companies faced new challenges. The railroad network had developed fully, broad political opposition was gaining teeth in new, enforceable federal legislation, and financial markets--first established to support railroad...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 542–543.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Mark V. Wetherington Rails through the Wiregrass: A History of the Georgia & Florida Railroad . H. Roger Grant . Copyright 2008 Agricultural History Society 2008 Agricultural History Fall Rails through theWiregrass: A History of theGeorgia & Florida Rail road. By H. Roger Grant...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 607–608.
Published: 01 October 2017
...George E. Webb Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era . By Jeremy Vetter . Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2016 . 512 pp., $49.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8229-4453-9 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 Book Reviews 607 bridges...
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1. Fort Valley, Georgia, 1895. As this Central of Georgia Railroad marketing photo shows, orchards were often massive enterprises requiring vast amounts of capital. Photograph by O. Pierre Havens. Source: Stovall, Fruits of Industry , n.p. More
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (2): 290–292.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., hardback, ISBN 978-0-6743-6817-0. Since the late nineteenth century, railroads have acted as crucial arteries in China s journey to modernity and industrialization. From the archaic steam locomotive to present high-speed bullet train, China s railroad network has experienced tremendous changes. Examining...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 277–278.
Published: 01 April 2007
...H. Roger Grant The Tootin’ Louie: A History of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway . Don L. Hofsommer . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 2007 Book Reviews cal profession and lay readers alike a favor by providing substantial coherence for an extremely challenging...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (4): 728–729.
Published: 01 October 2002
... that it is very hard to generalize about the way that Congress, the legislatures, and the courts treated the railroads. Although legislators and the courts removed obstacles to railroad development, they also from a very early date regulated and restricted the railroads. He is quite adept at making clear...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 54–90.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Figure 3. Map of Central Railroad of Georgia, 1895. The Central Railroad of Georgia ran directly through the heart of Georgia peach country and served as the primary carrier of produce by rail or in its steamships out of Savannah. Its monopolistic power over growers was only strengthened...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 157–173.
Published: 01 April 2011
... in the Douro region of Portugal was as much a product of soil, local farming traditions, and individual entrepreneurship as it was of modern state science and national politics for agricultural improvement. The unprecedented public projects of building a railroad and fighting phylloxera permanently changed...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 January 2005
...C. Fred Williams Profiting from the Plains: The Great Northern Railway and Corporate Development of the American West . Claire Strom . Copyright 2005 Agricultural History Society 2005 Book Reviews / 109 that growers, having created a wine glut in the state, will next seek economic...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 April 2009
...JOHN J. CROCITTI Abstract This article uses Barra do Piraí as a case study of rural land tenure, production, consumption, and labor in Brazil’s Middle Paraíba Valley during the half century following abolition of slavery in 1888. Dairy farming and railroad development distinguished Barra do...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 388–406.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Amanda Van Lanen Abstract Washington's orchard output grew dramatically after the arrival of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railways in 1885 and 1893, respectively. The railroads and local real estate boosters promoted central Washington's desert as an orchard paradise, “where dollars grow...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 314–367.
Published: 01 July 2013
... from the constraints of the southern states. The legislation—the Morrill Land Grant Act, establishing federally supported higher education; the Homestead Act, allowing citizens to claim federal land in the American West; and the Pacific Railway Act, allotting federal land to private companies...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 144–169.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Geoff D. Zylstra Abstract Between 1838 and 1876 New Jersey market gardeners embraced new technologies and methods of cultivation to overcome the obstacles that space and seasonality placed in the way of marketing produce in New York City and Philadelphia. Farmers used technologies like the railroad...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 22–50.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... The Mogiana region was the most important agricultural zone in the state, with the Valley of Paraiba having lost its importance by this time. This study also demonstrates the high productivity of the new agricultural zones. The expansion of the railroad system permitted paulista agriculture to spread into new...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 64–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
... companies. This article reviews why Cleveland-Cliffs became deeply involved in promoting agriculture, the nature of its programs, why its activities were more comprehensive and longer lasting that those of most other companies (mostly timber and railroad) who attempted to promote agriculture in the Great...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 493–521.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Peter A. Russell Abstract The absence of dry farming techniques is the key element that many Canadian scholars use to explain the decade of delay in the agricultural development of the prairie region after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. They have assumed that American...
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 6. Near Macon, Georgia, 1895. A main point of conflict between growers and railroads revolved around higher costs associated with refrigerated cars like the one seen here. But the near monopoly of refrigerator cars held by companies like Armour & Co. of meat-packing fame left More
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2001
... "The Seven Wonders of New England," Southern Cultivator6 (December1848): 186 Clay quoted in Gutman, "Work, Culture, and Society," 551 Steven G. Collins , "Progress and Slavery on the South’s Railroads," Railroad History181 (Autumn1999): 6 -25 5 Eugene D. Genovese...