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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 538–540.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Brian Hamilton War upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War . By Lisa M. Brady . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2012 . 208 pp., $24.95 , paperback, ISBN 978-0-8203-4249-8 . © the Agricultural History...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Joshua Abram Kercsmar George Washington Written upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape . By Philip Levy . Morgantown : West Virginia University Press , 2015 . 293 pp. $79.99 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-940425-89-4 . © 2018 Agricultural History Society 2018 Book Reviews...
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Agricultural History (2006) 80 (3): 312–335.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Paul Star; Tom Brooking Abstract Under British settlement, New Zealand’s export income became increasingly dependent upon new and improved pasture for sheep and cattle. While the introduction of familiar pasture plants--such as ryegrass and cocksfoot--was preferred, from the 1880s farmers also...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (3): 328–350.
Published: 01 July 2018
... ability to expand its African workforce, which was, itself, contingent upon Diamang’s capacity to feed its workers. Drawing upon company and colonial records, as well as interviews conducted with former mineworkers and company officials, I argue that a range of complementary company and colonial...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (3): 290–310.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Johanna Christensen; Don Garden; Ruth Beilin Abstract In order to understand the social and ecological history of apple growing, we undertook historical research, drawing upon in-depth interviews with apple growers to explore local and historic knowledge as well as to obtain an understanding...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (3): 337–365.
Published: 01 July 2008
... not have existing farming traditions to rely upon. This paper traces the early history of agricultural periodicals in New Zealand and considers their position relative to other potential sources of farming instruction, such as agricultural colleges and the state. Through a case study of New Zealand’s first...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 384–410.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to concentrate upon projects that were likely to find a rapid uptake. This meant setting aside the needs of peasant farmers to develop high-yielding varieties suited to large commercial farms. © 2009 Agricultural History Society 2009 NOTES 1 Edwin Wellhausen, "The Agriculture of Mexico," Scientific...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (1): 76–97.
Published: 01 January 2007
... in the twentieth century is a case study in this broader history, reflecting upon the causes and implications of different paths of rural change. The decline of agriculture in the economy of rural Spain occurred mostly during the second half of the twentieth century and was closely related to out-migration...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 493–521.
Published: 01 October 2007
... not designate an agreed-upon set of techniques, but a lively field of debate that remained unresolved for decades. Summer fallow comprised the essential practice on the driest Canadian Prairies for the conservation of moisture. Americans neither pioneered nor promoted it first; summer fallow only became general...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 2020
...; it changed women’s work patterns and improved their economic status. Thus, focusing on the transition from wood and coal to electricity and gas in home heating and cooking misses a step. Moreover, as this story reveals, energy transitions differed between men and women and were contingent upon economic...
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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...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (4): 235–255.
Published: 01 October 2012
...David Pattinson Abstract The archaeological evidence for human consumption of honey in China dates back to the seventh millennium BCE, while the earliest reference to beekeeping is in a third century CE biography of a reclusive scholar who kept bees during the mid-second century. Based mainly upon...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Daniel Ott Abstract During the 1880s and 1890s the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company created a brand based upon Cyrus H. McCormick's supposed invention of the mechanized reaper in 1831. The company's “prestige of priority” functioned to break the industry price-slashing deadlock of the “reaper...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 472–499.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of Mexico’s peasant farming class. Drawing upon archival records relating to the Rockefeller Foundation and numerous oral histories with braceros and their families, this article shows how rural families were driven to depend on the Bracero Program in the wake of developmental policies that disrupted...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 October 2016
... men, understood that land promised economic opportunity and security for themselves and their families. Their efforts to maintain and build upon their estates challenge their image as mere caretakers. Land was a vital concern to women because it helped them to fulfill their responsibilities as wives...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 January 2020
... labor, meaning-making, and natural resource use, goes into creating a place for recreation—and how agriculture extends beyond commodity crop production. The growth of golf turf on the poor soil of the Carolina sandhills region relied upon intensive resource use and an approximation of convertible...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (4): 517–537.
Published: 01 October 2014
... materials to enlighten existing methods of agricultural research. This essay expands upon the application of E. McClung Fleming's model for material culture analysis and offers a methodological case study using extant examples of Deere & Company's No. 999 Two-Row Planter. It suggests the ways...
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Agricultural History (2018) 92 (3): 404–428.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jason McCollom Abstract In the 1920s, Canadian farmers created the world’s most successful large-scale wheat marketing organization, or wheat “pool.” In doing so, they built upon two decades of interprovincial and national cooperative endeavors, providing the pool movement a firm foundation. During...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 158–185.
Published: 01 April 2015
... projects upon colonial Korea, this article explores why Japanese colonial rule accelerated internal conflicts among Koreans, and how the colonial government took a mediating position, rather than simply acting as a super-imposed colonial power. Of particular importance is that the Government-General...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 174–194.
Published: 01 April 2011
... methods he encountered, and options for advocacy he explored, during the 1960s and 1970s. Agricultural institutions sought to assign more power to institutionalized scientific knowledge, shrinking the role of farmers. Berry sought an alternative definition of knowledge, drawing upon his training...