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When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Evan P. Bennett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060149
eISBN:
9780813050591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the history of tobacco agriculture in the Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina since Emancipation in 1865. Focusing on the transformations in labor—the tasks of growing ... More


The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Richard Lyman Bushman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The book argues that all eighteenth-century farmers sought first and foremost to provide basic subsistence for their families. The first aim of all farmers was self-provisioning. Even large planters ... More


Tyson Foods, Holly Farms, and the Rise of Big Chicken

Steve Striffler

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034034
eISBN:
9780813038261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact that the migration of one company, specifically Tyson Foods, had on a community. It addresses the way the community of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, reacted to the ... More


Disenfranchised Death

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Burial traditions were uniform across the Arkansas Ozarks, except under unusual circumstances. The term “disenfranchised death,” usually denoting deaths society does not acknowledge (such as ... More


Family

Evan P. Bennett

in When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060149
eISBN:
9780813050591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060149.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores changes in labor arrangements in tobacco agriculture in the Piedmont between Emancipation in 1865 and the early twentieth century. It argues that the gang labor systems common ... More


Epilogue: Hoptopia in the Twenty-First Century

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue comments on hop culture from 2000-2012. It looks at transformations in technology and acreage, but also informs the reader that most hop farms in the Willamette Valley are fourth and ... More


Of Toxic Tours and What Makes Austin, Austin: Battles for the Garden, Battles for the City

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter compares the mainstream (mostly white) environmental movement and the subaltern (mostly minority) environmental movement in Austin in the 1980s and 199s. It argues that, while each group ... More


Alternative learning spaces in the UK: background to the case studies used in this book

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the case studies discussed in this book. It is divided into rough ‘types’, focusing, in turn, on: Care Farms; Forest Schools; Homeschooling; Democratic ... More


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