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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 713–715.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Evan P. Bennett The Swamp Peddlers: How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream . By Jason Vuic . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2021 . 272 pp., $24.95 , paperback, ISBN 9781469663333. © 2021...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Mark Wetherington Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp . Megan Kate Nelson . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 Agricultural History Spring provided meat for George Washington's army. Colonial New York had its "Broadway Shambles." As population...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 381–406.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Expansion of Europe, 900-1900, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004). 36 Thomas, Man and the Natural World, 219 Bolzius, "Reliable Answer to Some Submitted Questions," 246. Clearing Swamps, HarvestingForests: Trees and theMaking of a Plantation Landscape intheColonial South...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (2): 193–220.
Published: 01 April 2005
... cultivation and low production of field crops dominated the economy of the region. The agrarian landscape was formed by a simple system of ditch digging, which helped the local people extend cultivation into the swamp area. In the period of socialist planning and economy before 1990, the government made many...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 451–478.
Published: 01 October 2010
...," Michigan History 72 (JulyAug. 1988): 28–34 Margaret Beattie Bogue, "The Swamp Land Act and Wet Land Utilization in Illinois, 1850–1890," Agricultural History 25 (Oct. 1951): 169–80 Robert W. Harrison and Walter M. Kollmorgen, "Land Reclamation in Arkansas Under the Swamp Land Grant of 1850," Arkansas...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 306–307.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Karen-Beth G. Scholthof Harry Marshall Ward and the Fungal Thread of Death . Peter Ayres . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 Agricultural History Spring to remake the swamp by draining it and cutting its timber, but they ultimately failed. Meanwhile, the plain folk who...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 751–752.
Published: 01 October 2019
... away peasants to help the company convert the swamp into an (X)swamp. One thing is a war against the peasant. The other is the war against nature (5). The two are inextricably linked on Papayal, where peasants relied on the swamp, the river, and the land for subsistence. Unfortunately, the book says...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 303–304.
Published: 01 April 2007
...-organized book about the old-time "livestock hotels" will be an important reference work. It is also an enjoyable read. Louise C. Wade University of Oregon Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp. By Megan Kate Nelson. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005. 280 pp., $34.95, hardback...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 152–153.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Society promoted scientific experimentation and planters had access to the numerous inland swamps and freshwater springs in Biggin Basin. These reform efforts never amounted to much, but the attempt to revive inland rice testified to its persistence as a symbol of economic salvation. In Carolina's...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (3): 628–629.
Published: 01 July 2002
... miles of dry acreage to claim it as swamp land. Yet, surprisingly little has been written about the land and cattle conglomerate started by these two German immigrant butchers in San Francisco in 1858?especially given the massive collection ofthe firm's business and legal records (over 1,000 linear feet...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 629–630.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... An excellent chapter, Saturated Landscapes aka wetlands and swamps reminds agricultural historians that many of the South s wetlands are the result of agricultural practices, subsequent erosion, and the filling of streambeds. Excess and Illness maps the circuitous paths Southerners and public health...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 313–314.
Published: 01 April 2015
... citizens view the river as swamp-like without any knowledge that it ever served as a conduit of economic activity. The protracted length of the original tremors (two to three months) intensified the contemplation of their meaning by contemporaries much more so 313 Agricultural History Spring than if one...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Mary Draper The next two chapters show how promoters and Restoration officials envisioned drainage projects as public health initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic. The English viewed swamps as dangerous places that were often inhabited by people deemed “unruly” by metropolitan and imperial...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 331–333.
Published: 01 May 2023
... domains of power, environment, and work. Enslaved people, she notes, were mostly responsible for transforming the morass of Arkansas into the ordered fantasy of Euro-American settlers, by draining swamps, clearing trees, erecting buildings, and planting crops. Notably, Jones argues that previous scholars...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 550–551.
Published: 01 October 2013
... on a grain and livestock farm in central Indiana. But he abandoned this settled environment and established community to move to southeastern Missouri, which he insisted on calling Swampeast. Across the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, this area was predominately hardwood forests, swamp land...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 114–115.
Published: 01 January 2006
... lake and perennial wetland into a seasonal swamp, to the development of intensive agricultural fields along its margins. The strength of this work is in its contributions to our growing understand? ing of particular agricultural adaptations made by Maya people in a dynamic environmental context between...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (4): 700–702.
Published: 01 November 2023
... along the Lower Mississippi River. Wading into the swamps to explore how the region’s landscape was transformed into manicured European-style gardens and African swept yards, Turner, like Blokker, minimizes the big house's prominence by emphasizing the construction and changing uses of other aspects...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 258–259.
Published: 01 April 2011
... day, but few attempts to historicize the Gullah/Geechee cultural phenomenon. Too often, Gullah/Geechee culture and language are presented as ahistorical relics as if time has stood still in those swamps and the culture is unchanged from the time of plantation slavery or even from their West and West...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 628–629.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... An excellent chapter, Saturated Landscapes aka wetlands and swamps reminds agricultural historians that many of the South s wetlands are the result of agricultural practices, subsequent erosion, and the filling of streambeds. Excess and Illness maps the circuitous paths Southerners and public health...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 January 2008
... agriculture. Ruffin pioneered the virtues of land reclamation, fencing, and crop rotation; sanitation and recycling; draining swamps and ponds to fightdisease; and commercial de velopment of the pine tree. Historical studies and personal travels added special context to his analysis. Overall, however, he...