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4. Clothing Bodies/Making Priests: The Sacramental Vision of J. F. Powers, Alfred Alcorn, and Louise Erdrich

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the sacramental vision of J.F. Powers, Alfred Alcorn, and Louise Erdrich related to priests and priests' clothing. In his 1988 novel Wheat That Springeth Green, Powers ... More


From model factory to modern factory

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Initiatives to make gardens and parks at factories were a part of the wider public health and urban planning reforms taking place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In landscaping ... More


Wheat: Food Battles, Elite Breeds, and Mussolini’s Fascist Regime

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the design of new wheat breeds by the Italian geneticist Nazareno Strampelli and their role in the Battle of Wheat, the first mass mobilization of Mussolini’s fascist regime. ... More


Wheat: The Integral Nation, Genetics, and Salazar’s Corporatist Fascist State

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter follows the historical trajectory of Strampelli’s Ardito wheat into Portugal to participate in the Wheat Campaign of Salazar’s fascist regime. When examining the Portuguese case, the ... More


Thomas Boyd

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Boyd is best known for his debut novel, Through the Wheat, which is typically thought of as an anti-war modernist work. However, I argue, Boyd’s novel is, in fact, a more ambiguous take on World War ... More


Crèvecoeur’s Pennsylvania: Farming in the Middle Colonies

Richard Lyman Bushman

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Slavery existed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, just north of the Maryland line, but it was spotty and restricted to a small number of families. The relatively few slaves put a cap on ... More


Geneticists on the farm: agriculture and the all-English loaf

Berris Charnley

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the first years of the twentieth century geneticists promised a revolution in plant breeding that would bring new forms of agriculture. This chapter tracks the successes and failures of the first ... More


Booker T. Washington’s Multifaceted Program for Food Reform at the Tuskegee Institute

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter gives a case study of Booker T. Washington’s turn of the twentieth-century attempts to transform the African American diet. He micromanaged the dining plan for students and teachers at ... More


World War I, the Great Depression, and the Changing Symbolic Value of Black Food Traditions

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter demonstrates that the push for voluntary rationing during World War I rendered foods like beef and wheat, which were once of enormous symbolic significance to black food reformers, as ... More


The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma

David Gleicher

in The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893410
eISBN:
9781786944634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter aims to delineate a timeline of events in order to provide an accurate account of the movement of third class passengers during the sinking. The timeline is broken down into 5 phases ... More


Franco Spain at the Origins of the European Agricultural Community

Fernando Guirao

in The European Rescue of the Franco Regime, 1950-1975

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861232
eISBN:
9780191893315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861232.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Chapter 2 shows that Madrid faced serious risks when integration threatened agriculture. A West-European agricultural trade bloc threatened Spain’s economy and political system. Fortunately for ... More


Organic Lives

Christina Luke

in A Pearl in Peril: Heritage and Diplomacy in Turkey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190498870
eISBN:
9780190498894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498870.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In this chapter, I offer critique of development diplomacy in Bin Tepe, the cemetery of Lydian kings and Turkey’s largest tumulus burial zone. The programs of the TVA, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, ... More


Soil–Atmosphere Exchange of Trace Gases in the Colorado Shortgrass Steppe

Arvin R. Mosier and William J. Parton

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

During the past half century, atmospheric concentrations of important greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) have been increasing at unprecedented ... More


The Mineral Nutrition of Single Plants in Soil

Peter B. Tinker and Peter Nye

in Solute Movement in the Rhizosphere

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195124927
eISBN:
9780197561324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195124927.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Earlier chapters in this book have dealt with the various components of the soil –root system. In this chapter we aim to synthesize them into a unified treatment of a single whole plant growing in ... More


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