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  • Tobacco Merchantby Maurice Duke; Daniel P. Jordan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Maurice Duke and Daniel P. Jordan vividly describe the colorful life and times of one of the South's -- and America's -- most important businesses and provide insight into how luck, management practices, and personalities helped the company rise to international prominence. Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, the world's largest independent leaf tobacco... more...

  • The Politics of Despairby Tracy Campbell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Shortly after 1900, tens of thousands of tobacco growers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee convulsed the region for nearly a decade in a revolt against the monopolistic practices of the American Tobacco Company. Though the revolt known as the Tobacco Wars remains one of the more remarkable insurgencies of rural America, it is also one of the more... more...

  • Tobacco and Kentuckyby W. F. Axton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    For centuries before Europeans came to the New World, tobacco had an important role in the religious and social life of the early peoples of Kentucky. W.F. Axton describes the various forms in which tobacco has been used, its quick adoption by the Old World, and its gradual development into the forms common today, especially the blended cigarette.... more...

  • The Rise of the Midwestern Meat Packing Industryby Margaret Walsh

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The history of the meat packing industry of the Midwest offers an excellent illustration of the growth and development of the economy of that major industrial region. In the course of one generation, meat packing matured from a small-scale, part-time activity to a specialized manufacturing operation. Margaret Walsh's pioneering study traces the course... more...

  • The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainabilityby Cheryl J. Baldwin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 89.95

    Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world?s growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an... more...

  • Global Food Security and Supplyby Wayne Martindale

    Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95

    With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for their populations has never been more pressing. Finding better supply chain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure and sustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now in a position, through methods... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Societyby Ronald J. Herring

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 174.99

    Food has, for most of our species history, been intensely political: who gets to eat what, how often, and through what means? The scale of polity in question has shifted over time, from very local institutions dividing up grain piles to an international community imagined in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Simultaneously, the... more...

  • Food, Farms, and Communityby Lisa Chase; Vern Grubinger

    University of New Hampshire Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    How food systems reflect our values and contribute to our economy, environment, and culture more...

  • Food in Time and Placeby Paul Freedman; Joyce E. Chaplin; Ken Albala

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Food and cuisine are important subjects for historians across many areas of study. Food, after all, is one of the most basic human needs and a foundational part of social and cultural histories. Such topics as famines, food supply, nutrition, and public health are addressed by historians specializing in every era and every nation. Food in Time and... more...

  • Umkämpftes Essenby Cornelia Reiher; Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 56.02

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Cornelia Reiher ist Juniorprofessorin für die Gesellschaft Japans an der Freien Universität Berlin. Dr. Sarah Ruth Sippel ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Centre for Area Studies der Universität Leipzig.   Reihe Transnationale Geschichte - Band 003 more...