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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 623–625.
Published: 01 October 2018
... s chapters, being heavy on data and light on narrative, may prove a heavy burden for undergraduates and lay audiences. Aaron Hale-Dorrell Independent Scholar The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England. By Eric H. Ash. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 128–163.
Published: 01 May 2022
... on the nation's future. This article examines the AMS's foundation and development, placing it within the Argentine nation-state building process of the last third of the nineteenth century. It argues that the state used weather observation more as a tool of expansion, as in the case of Patagonia, than...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 94–116.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Chinese media. It compares rural and urban experiences of the disaster and examines local perspectives on the efficacy of the flood relief projects organized by the Chinese government. This paper finds that while the wartime Nationalist state did not abandon the inundated area, its state-building efforts...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (4): 459–483.
Published: 01 October 2016
... changed so quickly. By setting the law in the context of state building and wartime pacification, it shows how administrators like William Howard Taft believed landownership would turn unruly agrarians into loyal subjects. The end of the war, coupled with changing political circumstances...
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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 (2003) 77 (2): 355–389.
Published: 01 April 2003
... a recognition of difference and similarities between Native and non-Native communities. The grassroots alliances promoted a territorially based, multiethnic "place membership" to build cooperation across racial lines, rather than state-sponsored "reconciliation" programs. Continuing cultural and economic...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 68–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Tom Brooking Abstract This is a big-picture article based on a lifetime’s cumulative research. It builds on versions of the paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society in Boston in 2005 and in Springfield, Illinois, in 2010, and discusses an ideal that shaped farming...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (3): 391–419.
Published: 01 July 2003
... small family farms by bringing water to the desert lands of the West. That effort failed, in part because farming was becoming less attractive in the United States during the early decades of the 20th century, in part because irrigation was too expensive, and in part because the bureau made many...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 429–430.
Published: 01 July 2007
... recent political action by examining the post revolutionary educational experiences in the state from 1910 through 1945. This in-depth and detailed book explores the changing role of educa tional institutions in the process of nation and state building through the lens of the rural schoolhouse because...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 635–637.
Published: 01 October 2018
... colonization and the settlement of people in the peripheries contributed to state building. We clearly see the importance of the individual on state building, while networks of trade allowed for state involvement. Drawing upon extensive archival material, including biographies, poetry, diasporic literature...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 July 2007
... explores the changing role of educa tional institutions in the process of nation and state building through the lens of the rural schoolhouse because Lewis believes that education was the most important nation- and state-building institution inMexico. It draws heavily on the archives of theMinistry...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 634–635.
Published: 01 October 2018
... external migration patterns. Additionally, Miles details the relationship between empire and frontier, and how the process of internal colonization and the settlement of people in the peripheries contributed to state building. We clearly see the importance of the individual on state building, while...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
...), from 1600 to 2000. Over ten individual essays, this book argues that efforts to represent, exploit, transform, and adapt to the natural environment formed the core of state-building agendas of the many empires active in the area, including the Chinese, Russian, and Japanese polities. In addition, human...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 136–137.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Vietnam failed because it was fundamentally a campaign to achieve a geopolitical outcome that the majority of Vietnamese people did not support (3). Elkind s work provides a much-needed corrective to James Carter s 2008 book, Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954 1968, in which he...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 555–557.
Published: 01 July 2021
... in the Americas. By Amy C. Offner. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 400 pp., $39.95, hardback, ISBN 9780691190938. This ambitious transnational study of state-building and policy making in the United States and Colombia during the mid-twentieth century relies on extensive archival and oral history...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2018
... a much-needed corrective to James Carter s 2008 book, Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954 1968, in which he insists that a South Vietnamese state never really existed, and that American failures in Vietnam were entirely a function of their own flawed nation-building policies...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 November 2022
... landscapes from the fenlands to London's streets to Jamaican forests. As a result, An Empire Transformed chronicles the environmental history of state building in the early modern Atlantic world. Copyright © 2022 the Agricultural History Society 2022 An Empire Transformed: Remolding Bodies...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (4): 625–627.
Published: 01 October 2018
... the Fens cannily sketches the transition from state formation, which relies on cooperation of local elites, to state building, which is far more centralized and autocratic. It takes seriously the political agency and sophistication of the local populations, repeatedly unpacking the tactics and ideologies...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (2): 311–312.
Published: 01 April 2014
... a development goal along with the Green Revolution and ways of state building. In explaining these connections, Robertson makes important contributions to the burgeoning conversation between diplomatic and environmental histories, as well as to our understanding of food policy and development aid. More...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and empire in 1868. In the following decades, the new government worked to put forestry to work in the service of state building. The result, as Fedman argues, was that Japan s forests were freighted with new meaning as building blocks of capitalism, sites of emperor worship, and symbols of national...