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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 January 2006
... across the pages. Ward believes science is objective and there exist objective facts in the en? vironmental realm. He argues that those facts can, and should, guide policy. In other words, scientific truth will lead to the best policy. For readers who be? lieve in the subjectivity of all knowledge...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (1): 34–49.
Published: 01 January 2004
...–Market Magazines and the Demise of the Gentle Reader, 1880–1920 " in The Culture of Consumption: Critical Essays in American History, 18801980, ed. Richard Wightman Fox and T. J. Jackson Lears (New York: Pantheon Books, 1983 ), 39 -64 11 James F. Evans , Prairie Farmer and WLS...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to enrich and enhance historical analysis and sometimes even to counter a narrative that predominates in written documents. As with other source types, historians using buildings must contend with interpretive issues such as selective survival. The author refers readers to resources for documenting...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 407–439.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... The plenary ends with a call for readers to answer the organizing question for themselves, in their own studies of agriculture and its environments. © the Agricultural History Society, 2014 2014 NOTES 1. The program committee did most of the work and with a great deal of care, good humor...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (3): 33–56.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Ryan Hall Abstract In the decades since its 1939 publication, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath has shaped the ways in which readers have understood the experience of rural Americans during the Great Depression. Steinbeck used frontier mythology to tap into American nostalgia for yeoman...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 343–344.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the purest honey represents the type of colorful anecdote that brings this history to life. Nurse's work inspires the reader to look into their own local and familial past, for the ways in which women have made their mark through baking, handicrafts, and other pursuits. On the surface the idea...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 October 2005
... the skies and old growth forests stretch to the horizon. The reader, moved through time in these brief excerpts, witnesses both the rise of the American nation as a political entity as well as (and perhaps more importantly) the emergence of the American landscape as a cultural icon. In his introduction...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (3): 432–433.
Published: 01 July 2011
... As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890 1960. By Nellie Witt Spikes. Edited by Geoff Cunfer. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2010. 288 pp., $34.95, hardback, ISBN 978-0-89672710-6. In introducing readers to Nellie Witt Spikes, editor Geoff Cunfer writes, And, if we set...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Reviews with her pen. Throughout the text, Cunfer threads photographs and maps from Spikes s era to help readers visualize the spaces that she describes. The result is a richly woven tapestry of farm and rural life on the Texas High Plains in the early twentieth century. Spikes offers anecdotes about...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 April 2006
... and engaging narrative provides a solid overview of the region's history, and includes Native American, Hispanic, Anglo, AfricanAmerican, and women's perspectives. Frontier Texas serves up traditional western fare, offering the reader authentic slices of Lone Star ranching, cattle drives, buffalo hunters...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 482–484.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of whom also contributed chapters, highlighting their experience and direct involvement in the Indigenous food movement and providing the reader with an overview of food-system issues and initiatives occurring throughout the United States. Although some chapters lean toward an academic audience, most...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 596–597.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of nine essays exploring the global phenomenon of the plantation from an environmental perspective. Unlike other edited volumes on plantations, this book does not focus on one specific region of the world or even one commodity. Instead, the subject matter ranges widely, taking the reader from the oft...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 248–249.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., including manners, eating habits, and classes of food. One of the advantages of the smorgasbord that Montanari lays out for the reader lies in its sheer variety. With his engaging and charismatic storytelling, readers cannot help but feel immersed in the many facets, uses, and values of medieval food...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (3): 386–388.
Published: 01 July 2005
... in isolation; they are products not only of their own agency, but also of "othering" neighbors. Royden Loewen University ofWinnipeg [Due to the journal's move from Iowa State, this book has been reviewed twice. Readers might also want to consult Steven Reschly's review in 77:4.] Paradise Wild: Reimagining...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 July 2004
...Kimberly K. Porter Creating Abundance: Visionary Entrepreneurs of Agriculture . Hiram M. Drache . Copyright 2004 Agricultural History Society 2004 Book Reviews / 371 exactly the cut off point was. In addition, a reader is almost halfway through the book before Foran answers...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 641–642.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., or act failed because one or more parties did not comply (usually the colonists, but not always). Readers may become frustrated with the repetitive nature of these failures, but so did everyone who participated in these events or felt their effects. What makes Shefveland s version different is her...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 336–337.
Published: 01 May 2023
... covered by this collection are myriad and fascinating. Readers will learn about the replacement of “real” sugar by corn syrup, the selling of bananas through both sex and race, and the importance of urban food carts, which reduced the likelihood that transported fruits would decay. Authors introduce...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 619–621.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., policy makers as well as general readers interested in this long-term development. Isett and Miller have written a history of world agriculture that successfully addresses key questions for different eras. Readers interested in world agriculture of the past and present will find this work insightful...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 650–652.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Mark Wetherington's entry in the Rowman and Littlefield American Ways series joins a growing list of titles by acknowledged experts introducing students and general readers to critical topics in American history that impinge on current issues of our day. That agriculture has been included alongside...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 423–424.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., one that particularly caught this reader s imagination was Susan Oosthuizen s on the relationship between water transport and settlement patterns in the Fens. Gabor Thomas s The Prehistory of Medieval Farms and Villages explores important issues in the early Middle Ages, although it does not escape...