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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 757–759.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Crusade: Khrushchev s Farming Revolution in the Post Stalin Soviet Union. By Aaron Hale-Dorrell. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 344 pp., $74.00, hardback, ISBN 978-0-1906-4467-3. A moment of glee comes mid-semester when I teach Soviet history to students at a university surrounded in every...
Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 590–591.
Published: 01 October 2015
... into relief the challenging currents in US academic culture through which Anderson, to our collective benefit, continues to navigate. Mark Swislocki New York University Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union. By Felix Wemheuer. New Haven: Yale University Press...
Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 20–45.
Published: 01 January 2010
...JASON MANTHORNE Abstract Having been evicted from their farms because of incentives created by the New Deal’s Agricultural Adjustment Act, sharecroppers in Arkansas formed the bir acial Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union (STFU) in 1934. Led by socialists and radicals, the organization ultimately...
Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 603–604.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Michael Weeks Persistent Progressives: The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union . By John F. Freeman . Boulder : University Press of Colorado , 2016 . 216 pp., $22.99 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-60732-432-4 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 Book Reviews 603 The book closes...
Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Patrick Dixon Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made . By Dominic A. Pacyga . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2015 . 256 pp., $26.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-2261-2309-7 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 134 Agricultural History...
Agricultural History (2018) 92 (2): 287–288.
Published: 01 April 2018
...James Naylor Not Talking Union: An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour . By Janis Thiessen . Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press , 2016 . 234 pp., $32.95 , paperback, ISBN 978-0-7735-4753-7 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 Book Reviews 287...
Agricultural History (2018) 92 (3): 404–428.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the decade, the Canadians spearheaded an effort to bring about a transnational pooling program, especially among wheat producers in the United States, Australia, and the Soviet Union. Representatives from these countries recognized the Canadian pool as the ideal model and worked closely...
Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Randal Beeman The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement . By Miriam Pawel . New York : Bloomsbury Press , 2009 . 336 pp., $28.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-59691-460-5 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2011 2011 Agricultural...
Agricultural History (2017) 91 (3): 460–461.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Kevin C. Brown Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests . By Erik Loomis . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2016 . 248 pp., $103.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-107-12549-0 . © 2017 Agricultural History Society 2017 460 Agricultural History...
Agricultural History (2014) 88 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Dionicio Valdés Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898–1961 . By Frank P. Barajas . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2012 . 376 pp., $50.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8032-3791-9 . © the Agricultural History society, 2014 2014...
Agricultural History (2012) 86 (3): 104–127.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Elizabeth Lamoree Abstract From the Great Depression to the Great Recession of the 1970s, American agricultural policy institutionalized growers' anti-union politics based on the unique characteristics of farming. California growers argued they needed access to a flexible and cheap labor supply...
Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 51–78.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Yixin Chen Abstract This article examines how Mao’s grand strategy for Cold War competition inflicted a catastrophic agricultural failure in China and victimized tens of millions of Chinese peasants. It argues that Khrushchev’s 1957 boast about the Soviet Union surpassing the United States in key...
Agricultural History (2003) 77 (3): 391–419.
Published: 01 July 2003
... time it continued to push the family farm. The bureau entered a third phase of life after World War II, when the power it generated became identified with winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union and agribusiness eclipsed the family farm in the West. Finally, once big dams began to look too...
Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 520–539.
Published: 01 October 2011
.... Charles S. Barrett, president of the Farmers Educational and Co-operative Union, insisted upon removing a section of the commission's report that raised the possibility of settling immigrants in rural areas. His organization was actively pursuing political partnership with the American Federation of Labor...
Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 314–367.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Sarah T. Phillips; Dale Potts; Adrienne Petty; Mark Schultz; Sam Stalcup; Anne Effland Abstract This group of essays recognizes the sesquicentennial of the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA was created in 1862, part of a body of legislation that the Union was able to enact once free...
Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 500–531.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Shana Bernstein Abstract In 1998 the United Farm Workers and Swanton Berry Farm signed the first contract between a union and an organic farm. Exploring this contract’s origins uncovers a previously hidden history of the 1990s as a time of possibility for coalitions among labor activists...
Agricultural History (2020) 94 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Doug Genens Abstract From 1966 to the late 1970s, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) helped farmworkers unionize, fight for safer workplaces, and create a more just farm economy. Studying CRLA as part of the War on Poverty’s Legal Services Program allows scholars to rethink the parameters...
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...
Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 February 2023
... to year. Though government and union action pointed the way to possible alternative systems, they never emerged. Ultimately, the hobo-wheat complex was an emergent property of climate and industrial capitalism, unplanned by any group or authority, made by the choices of each. Rmsuits12@gmail.com...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 711–713.
Published: 01 October 2021
... indicates, Earl J. Hess s Civil War Supply and Strategy: Feeding Men and Moving Armies explains how and why Union and Confederate field commanders relative mastery of logistics proved decisive in the outcome of the American Civil War. Hess s central argument is not altogether new: Union generals made more...