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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 362–385.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., the discipline has paid little heed to southern antebellum agricultural efforts beyond the commodity crops of rice and cotton. Following in the stead of the New Agricultural History’s awareness of environmental processes in shaping life and labor, “Sowing Diversity” identifies the root of truck farming...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 54–90.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Bryant K. Barnes Abstract Georgia fruit growers embodied the intelligent, business-minded mentality about which New South boosters preached. Rather than stubbornly adding to the already glutted cotton markets, these modern farmers diversified. In supplying urban markets with fruit and truck...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Arrested Trying to Block Cement Truck,” Lake (Alexandria, Minn.) Region Echo , Feb. 14 , 1978 , 1 ; Thurk interview; “Powerline Sparked Vandalism, Shooting,” St. Cloud (Minn.) Daily Times , Oct. 16 , 1988 , 7A ; George Crocker , “Minnesota Powerline Construction Oral History Project...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 July 2001
... the popularity of the eucalyptus for aesthetic uses, as a source of timber and firewood, and as a counter-agent to malaria in swampy areas. He also ex? amines the environmental and socioeconomic issues related to the accelerated establishment of eucalyptus plantations. Strawberries, Peas & Beans: Truck Farming...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 144–169.
Published: 01 April 2013
... , Railway Property. A Treatise on the Construction and Management of Railways ( New York : Phinney, Blakeman & Mason , 1861 ); James L. McCorkle Jr. , “Moving Perishables to Market: Southern Railroads and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of Southern Truck Farming,” Agricultural History 66...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (4): 685–690.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... By the end of World War II, Seabrook Farms was unrivaled as a producer of canned, dehydrated, and frozen vegetables. At peak production, it employed nearly seven thousand laborers in its fields, plants, and trucking fleets. In 1947, the company directly cultivated eighteen thousand acres of land in southern...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (4): 393–408.
Published: 01 October 2005
... , 1971 , 1F M. LeRon Robbins and Kermit Hildahl, "Feasibility of Commercial Vegetable Production in Western Iowa as a Boost to Agricultural and Rural Development," Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences79 ( 1972 ): 99 -100 Arlo Jacobson , "See More Truck Farming in Iowa...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 287–313.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... 1916 ): 50 ; “Correspondence,” Tractor and Gas Engine Review 15 ( Apr. 1922 ): 20 – 21 . 43. For sources on tractor history, see, for example, Eugene G. McKibben and R. Austin Griffin , Changes in Farm Power and Equipment: Tractors, Trucks, and Automobiles ( Philadelphia...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 172–173.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Meridian, Minnesota, to parents who owned a small trucking firm. While attending Gustavus Adolphus College in 1942, Drache and a number of his classmates decided to enlist as a group in the military. He was trained in navigation by the Army Air Corps and became lead squadron navigator on a number of B-17...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (2): 253–254.
Published: 01 April 2008
... use of the term-they are truck farms or small-scale agricultural operations thatproduce amixture of garden and field crops; theBainbridge Island "garden" includes an operating vineyard. The "gardeners" grow for their own table, but also to support themselves by marketing the surplus...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 303–304.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., was emulated in all other stockyards, and lasted until the mid-twentieth century. Then trucks using the new interstate highways began to displace railroads and packers could purchase livestock at country auctions or directly from producers, thereby eliminating stockyard fees. A more serious threat came from...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 437–438.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of time spent in public places. He also weighs in on the debate on landscape preservation. He criticizes a tendency among preservationists to focus on saving "the best" elements of any given landscape, ignoring the context inwhich they are embedded. Rusty pick-up trucks and abandoned buildings, Stilgoe...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 April 2001
... tractors, a new truck, and two cars. In addition, the editor notes the radio's importance on rural life and its impact on Mary, who thoroughly enjoyed listening to it while she performed her daily chores. The growth and prosperity the Dycks enjoyed in the 1920s came to an abrupt end during the depression...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 554–555.
Published: 01 October 2008
... turalRevival" between 1820 and 1860, made possible by the emergence of new markets for livestock and truck crops, better capitalization of farms, and internal improvements to link thesemarkets to the old tobacco region (122). Craven depended on elites as sources forhis information, and theirpreju dices...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (4): 683–684.
Published: 01 October 2020
... street, people mill about, surrounding baskets that are stuffed past the brim with produce as some look to buy and others tend their wares in the open-air market. The other, an architectural drawing from 1969, portrays a site of modern efficiency in a secluded location. Trucks drive up to enclosed hanger...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (1): 132–133.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of twentieth-century Japan; some of these events Toshie ex? perienced directly while others she did not. But Partner's interviews with Toshie allow him to tease out even nuanced changes that defined her times, such as when the rumbling noise of truck tires on primitive roads replaced the sounds of goats...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (4): 461–465.
Published: 01 October 2006
... directionof DeborahFitzgeraldA. t present,Hamiltonis an assistantprofessorat the Universityof Georgiain Athens.His dissertationwas entitled"Trucking Country:Food Politicsand the Transformationof RuralLife in Postwar America." Truckingreplacedrailroadsas the primarylinkbetweenruralproducers andurbanconsumersin...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 285–287.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... As Plymouth expanded its commercial connections, traders and their truck houses caused some to grumble. But if textbooks have suggested that Puritans were opposed to profit, Pestana shows that “the first English arrivals in New England embraced trade (if not every trader) and tried to find profit in it” (85...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 368–387.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ; John Fraser Hart , The Land That Feeds Us ( New York : W. W. Norton , 1991 ); Shane Hamilton , Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy ( Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2008 ), 5 . 7. Mike Davis , Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 21–23.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., disillusioned, cynical, and determined never to return (i.e., torture my parents forever). After six years of driving a truck for a firm in Berkeley, I finally got bored and enrolled at San Francisco State.There, for the first time, I took a full range of courses, one of which happened to be Western Civ. Early...