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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (4): 437–445.
Published: 01 October 2009
...JOAN M. JENSEN Abstract This article addresses the reticence of some farm women to share their experiences with historians and how that desire to keep secrets collides with the desire by scholars to tell the stories of these women. It argues that scholars must continue to struggle with the issue...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Albert G. Way Abstract This essay is an exercise in “following.” It tells the story of Cynodon dactylon —better known as common bermudagrass—to explore why people either valued or devalued the grass through time and what the changing social status of one species might tell us about the intersection...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 70–93.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and into agricultural production, spurring a radical transformation of crop rotation and recasting the organizational possibilities of industrial agriculture. Taken together, these stories tell a tale of capital and chemistry overcoming an ecological contradiction of agro-industrialization. This paper considers...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (2): 264–287.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Seth Hedquist Abstract This article tells the story of musicians in rural Iowa who played on behalf of their county farm bureaus between 1921 and 1937. An examination of their family and kinship ties and their musical repertoires reveals that these performers brought community and a wide array...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 443–463.
Published: 01 October 2007
... of the United States, but none more than California, where both town sites and agricultural land were covered by Mexican land grants that took decades to define and confirm. This article tells the story of how powerful forces in California undermined squatter rights--and the heritage of the American Revolution...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 23–40.
Published: 01 April 2012
... valorized a particular telling of tobacco's past and is best understood as part of a much larger effort to employ history to deflect criticism of the tobacco industry. This effort, like the license plate, relied on simplified imagery that elided the complex history of tobacco in Virginia. ©...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... documents (workers, children), and they convey the nature of experiences hard to capture in conventional source material (what it was like to work in various environments). Buildings can occasionally tell a story without reference to other sources, but more often they are integrated with other source types...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 444–471.
Published: 01 July 2021
... acreages in alfalfa, huge amounts of seed were imported from Russian Central Asia, especially from the region of Khiva. This article tells the story of how alfalfa connected these diverse regions, while also analyzing how a complex mix of technologies, expertise, colonialism, and ideas about...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (3): 336–357.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Debra A. Reid Abstract The real and personal property that African-American farm families accumulated between the 1880s and the 1930s can tell a lot about the political consciousness of the disfranchised at the height of African-American landownership. Farm women and their families invested...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 417–443.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on telling how the United States turned to wheat exports in the “developing world” as a tool and weapon to achieve US hegemony and negate the influence of the Soviet Union. This article argues that the Pacific Northwest wheat industry's relationship with wheat consumers and importers in Japan shifts the Cold...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 576–608.
Published: 01 October 2021
... agronomists in South Asia, in the account of those transferring agricultural knowledge reveals a more nuanced understanding of “development” aid and calls into question the early hunger narratives that came to define the way we tell histories of the Green Revolution today. Beyond Borlaug s Shadow: Octavio Paz...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of the commercial yards. Hoy tells of ranches, cattle drives, riding fence, good horses and bad, toughmen, cowboying contests, and all the rest that goes along with work ing cattle. He tells of the aggravation of "getting stuck behind a bunch of poky cows, yelling yourself hoarse trying to get them tomove just...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 776–778.
Published: 01 October 2019
... movement. Academic and popular analyses often critique the content of diet books. Bitar instead takes on diet writing as a literary genre. Books that discuss real, natural, good, whole, Bitar tells us, retell the narrative backbone for our national consciousness: a tragedy of the jeremiad lamenting...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 340–351.
Published: 01 April 2000
... transforming their lives. The core of many oral history narratives is a set of stories. Stories are the narrative devices people use to describe significant experiences and explain their meanings. The stories people tell and the ways they tell those stories are anchored in the past, but they are also shaped...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 January 2007
... historiansT. hat groupkeeps us askingrelevantquestionsbymaintaining cross-disciplinarycontacts.AgriculturalHistoryprovides crucial links among AgriculturalHistorySociety membersand I hope the annual conferencescan keep us in touchwithbroader issues as well. Q. Tell us about yourlatestbook project.How...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 158–159.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to decode the secret formula. instead, he tells a story of coke as a model of post-Fordist capitalism, where firms stayed light and nimble and outsourced as much of their costs and operations as possible. coke, according to elmore, was, then, the precursor by almost six decades of current global titans nike...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 140–141.
Published: 01 January 2016
... into the hands of every West coast botanist and arborist, every scholar of indigenous california, and every outdoor educator, environmental interpreter, and park and forest ranger in the tanoak bioregion. as Bowcutt forcefully tells us, this remarkable tree could use all the friends it can acquire. Jared Farmer...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 610–611.
Published: 01 October 2015
... topical chapters, McNeur covers some well-trod ground, telling the creation stories of the Croton water supply and Gramercy Park, for instance, and describing the cholera epidemics that swept through the city, bringing terror and reform. There are some less well-known stories here, too, including...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 January 2006
... further. He does not tell us exactly who comprised the membership for the various groups or what positions they held in the local community. He also mentions the presence of outsiders as leaders at important points along the way: the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1960s, for example, or Joe Szakos...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (1): 103–104.
Published: 01 January 2005
... experience. Johns, meanwhile, tells the same story through her photographs of the workers and their world. Like Murrow, they tell a largely distressing story of low wages, poor housing, and exploitative and dangerous working conditions. At the same time, however, their pictures and interviews explore how...