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- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 57.00
In 1981, near the end of America?s second post-World War II energy crisis, and at the onset of the nations most recent farm crisis, American Energy Farming Systems began to sell and distribute what it deemed a ?providential plant? destined to be a new and saving crop? the Jerusalem Artichoke. This volume recounts this story of the bizarre intersection... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 14.95
Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry?s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Long before Whole Foods organic produce was available at your local supermarket, Berry was farming with the purity of food in mind. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating... more...
- Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
An exploration of 25 small, sustainability-minded farms throughout the Midwest, told through full-color photographs, interviews with the farmers, and vivid stories of the past, present, and future of the region's local farms and how they're intertwined with the Chicago culinary scene more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00
King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 50.00
The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 22.50
Agriculture is the most fundamental of all human activities. Today, those who till the soil or tend livestock feed a world population of approximately 6.5 billion. Fifty years ago, the planet could not have sustained such a large population, and according to present projections, farmers will have to feed nine billion people by 2050. The greatest agricultural... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Between 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594--a drop of 93 percent. In his hard-hitting book, historian Pete Daniel analyzes this decline and chronicles black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on the land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Who put the Hemp in Hempstead? Before the cotton gin, hemp was King. This colorful socio-economic history clears the smoke obscuring hemps role in battles between Crown and Colony, North & South, the marijuana lobby and their foes. more...