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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 155–165.
Published: 01 April 2004
... landowner who turned his haciendas into private agricultural experiment stations, conducting research on better methods of growing corn, cotton, wheat, and beans with the labor of his peones. He shared his results through lecture tours and published works in Mexico and traveled extensively in the United...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... scientific colleagues at university and the uSda, including long-time friend and plant scientist Walter Swingle and renowned plant explorer Frank Meyer; the wealthy private plant hunter Barbour lathrop, who sponsored Fairchild as a scientific traveling companion; and Fairchild s father-in-law alexander...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 91–127.
Published: 01 May 2022
... scientific travel industrialization modernity transnational history C 'est du choc des idées que jaillit la lumière” (It is the collision of ideas that sparks the light). This was the slogan that the agronomist and bacteriologist Willy Dorner used to introduce his 1930 travel report to the United...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 April 2017
... the principles of scientific living to the domestic sphere.15 The tracks along which the Better Farming Train travelled, then, had long been recognized as vital to the uneven and at times controversial agricultural settlement of the Mallee. Officials considered the Train s tours through this region to be among...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 225–230.
Published: 01 May 2022
.../culturalist on one end and materialist/scientific on the other. They were good sports, and this somewhat rigid approach worked for a while. But by the second half of the three-hour seminar, the conversation was bogging badly. Finally, visibly frustrated even behind her COVID mask, one student bravely said...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (4): 668–669.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in environmental history, horticultural exchange, and early capitalism related to voyages of exploration. Through his travels Banks personally contributed tens of thousands of plant specimens to the scientific record, and as the father of scientific plant hunting he sent plant explorers throughout the globe...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 128–163.
Published: 01 May 2022
... as a scientific endeavor. In the Patagonian territory of Chubut, settlers and soldiers who completed weather observations argued that their findings demonstrated Patagonia to be a region of limitless agricultural possibilities, even if the truth was far from that. Other observers in the region also called...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (2): 245–247.
Published: 01 April 2004
... counterparts? The list of equivalent investigators is less familiar, and mainly a lot earlier, including Young and Marshall, and of course Cobbett. For later periods there is a great deal in the Royal Commissions of the 1880s and 1890s, but the individual traveler or investigator seems to be less visible...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 April 2015
... excellent book chronicles the beginning of this downfall, but his monograph is not primarily a declensionist history; instead, he focuses on how Russian travelers, scientists, and farmers perceived the steppe in the generations before its steepest decline. These perceptions reveal a range of fascinating...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (3): 418–419.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in this milieu, shaped both by industry demands and scientific research. The middle chapters explain the growing rift, or A-B cleavage, within forestry. Forest Service chief Gifford Pinchot, along with researchers Raphael Zon and Bob Marshall, worried that forestry had become too closely linked to the forest...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 157–173.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Marta Macedo Abstract It is easy to understand why regions that produce very fine goods such as port wine tend to conceal technological and scientific inputs and praise the uniqueness of the terroir. This paper suggests that, during the last decades of the nineteenth century, viticulture...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 576–608.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the narrative, often refuting the role attributed to American technocrats. See, for example, “Roundtable: New Narratives of the Green Revolution,” Agricultural History 91, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 397-422; as well as the work by Sigrid Schmalzer, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 April 2021
... such as Edmund Russell, Paul Rhode, and Alan Olmstead. Zabinski understands the importance of Book Reviews 383 this deep history to the future of human food systems, and travels millions of years into the past and across the globe to understand how humans manage their food and to examine the intricacy...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (4): 799–822.
Published: 01 October 2000
...), and Homestead acts during the Civil War heralded a new role for the federal government in land distribution, land use, education, and scientific agriculture. The promise of free land, combined with subsidies for rail construction, pushed the agricultural frontier? now geared exclusively toward production...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 273–310.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of corn and wheat varieties in Mexico. The MAP's wheat program was more influential than its corn breeding program, and wheat became the centerpiece of the Green Revolution beginning in the 1960s. This article reveals that the scientific justification for the MAP's wheat program lay in combating a plant...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 108–140.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and scientific surveys to Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and the US Virgin Islands. Revealing his sensibility as a traveling naturalist, he published a compilation of his diary entries from these travels.29 A friend of Nathaniel Lord and Elizabeth Britton of the New York Botanical Garden...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (4): 514–516.
Published: 01 October 2001
... that these difficulties were further compounded by lack of scientifically based knowledge about soil fertility, plant physiology, pest eradication, and veterinary medicine. As a result, he insists, the Old Dominion's farmers possessed no effective means to protect their crops and herds from the ravages of nature. Under...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (2): 354–363.
Published: 01 April 2002
... in Print / 355 prolific publishers in the state. The year he visited the valley, he was engaged in extensive travels through northern California, gathering images and infor? mation, which he reproduced in dozens of illustrated letter sheets and planned to put into a panorama. Instead these images and texts...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and consolidation of holdings and provided moral lessons in the value of persistence. In the context of the rise of modern, scientific farming characterized by strict regimes of crop rotation and fallowing, self-sown crops encouraged farmers to maintain more adaptive, less regimented approaches. Ultimately...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 461–490.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Neil Oatsvall; Vaughn Scribner Abstract This article utilizes a scientific definition of “work” to shift enslaved laborers and the environments within which they toiled to the heart of the historical conversation. Though British plantation owners and consumers often figure prominently in historical...