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Meeting the Counterattack: DiGiorgio, the Teamsters, and UFWOC (1966)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Even as the breakthrough with Schenley yielded a host of new opportunities for the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), it called forth a powerful counterattack from the other Delano growers, ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines the resilience shown by the American Middle West—Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Arkansas, and Oklahoma—despite going through profound social ... More


The Changing Face of Agribusiness

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the changing face of agribusiness in the Middle West. It explains how agribusiness transformed large sections of the Middle West during the last third of the twentieth century ... More


Propriety and Trespass: The Drama of Eating

Ellen F. Davis

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Contrary to the popular view, the first chapters of Genesis do not attempt to instruct us about the process by which the species came into being ("the origin of species"), but rather about the ... More


Bound in Tension: Mexican Americans, Braceros, and Undocumented Migrants, 1947–1960

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the attitudes of Mexican Americans toward braceros and “wetbacks” in the Salinas Valley during the period 1947–1960, with particular emphasis on how the tension between them ... More


Introduction

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book investigates the history of the Salinas Valley to show how agriculture-centered environments and economies affected the politicization of U.S.-born and immigrant Mexicans in ... More


African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy

Christopher Cramer, John Sender, and Arkebe Oqubay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198832331
eISBN:
9780191870972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832331.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book challenges conventional wisdoms both about economic performance and about policies for economic development in African countries. Its starting point is the striking variation in economic ... More


From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early years of the twentieth century, newcomer farmers and migrant Mexicans forged a new world in South Texas. In just a decade, this vast region, previously considered too isolated and ... More


Appalachians, Access to Land, and Procedural Justice

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on Appalachian coal and California farmland, the chapter argues that ordinary people typically have unequal access to natural resources like land. A major reason for this ... More


The Revolution in Texas: International Migration, Capitalist Agriculture, and the Interstate Migrant Stream

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the birth of commercial agriculture in South Texas during the 1910s and 1920s as improved transportation and irrigation facilities combined with the massive numbers of ... More


Epilogue

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the continued importance of this form of labor relations in the years since the 1960s, as South Texas has continued to serve as a model for employers elsewhere eager to avail ... More


An Invalid’s Guide

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0043
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

I have had some more strange dreams—two of them, a day apart—but not so somber as the one about the vine cleaners. They occurred in the early morning just ... More


Epilogue

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The epilogue traces some of the legacies of antebellum improvement. First it looks at the New York State Experiment Station, established in 1885, which became a national model, showing the station’s ... More


Historical and Contemporary Mayos

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter attempts to clarify the historic and present land tenure in northwestern Mexico in a way that is sympathetic to the Mayos. It explains that at the time of Jesuit contact, the Mayo ... More


Loss and Conservation of the Diverse Crops

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how three “hot spots” of diversity in the Paucartambo Andes—Challabamba, Colquepata, and Mollomarca—differed markedly in terms of whether their farmers could sustain the trove ... More


Confronting New Environments at the Century’s Turn

David Igler

in Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins by discussing Lux' early death and how he had very little time to enjoy the victory after the supreme court delivered its verdict on the Lux v. Haggin trial. It then notes that ... More


African Farms and Farmers

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes how African farmers manage to overcome the constraints impeding them, both natural and those caused by cultural and economic diversity and by political boundaries. It reveals ... More


Resilient Farmers

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers resilience. In the context of this chapter, resilience is the capacity of an agricultural value chain and its elements to withstand or recover from stresses and shocks and thus ... More


Transforming Agriculture

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter charts a course for a successful agricultural transformation leading to broad-based employment and income growth. It starts by explaining the history of agricultural dynamics and the ... More


Investment, Wage Goods, and Industrial Policy

Christopher Cramer, John Sender, and Arkebe Oqubay

in African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198832331
eISBN:
9780191870972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832331.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Raising and sustaining long-run growth rates is made more difficult by the complexity of economic growth and by the complexity of growth theory debates. Nonetheless, the investment rate is central to ... More


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