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The Crop on Hooves: Yankee Interests in Tropical Cattle Ranching

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on cattle ranching in tropical regions. It first looks at the introduction of domestic livestock into the United States by the Europeans, and how the Americans got started in the ... More


Louisiana

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a case study on the emergence of cattle ranching in eighteenth-century Louisiana. Between the initial incursions of traders in the late 1730 and the influx of Acadians less than ... More


New Spain

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines New Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, focusing on the lowlands along the Gulf of Mexico where cattle ranching first became established. By the seventeenth ... More


Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Andrew Sluyter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explains the role of blacks in establishing cattle ranching in a range of places throughout the Americas. It demonstrates that Africans played significant creative roles in establishing ... More


Barbuda

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the role of blacks in the open-range cattle herding of Barbuda, one of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, from the seventeenth century onward. The possibility that black ... More


Hardship and Opportunity: The Fortunes of Emma, Vicey, and Wash

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1880s, Creek Indians sought to rebuild their nation. Some Creeks, such as G. W. Grayson, profited greatly by pursuing cattle ranching. But black Indians, including G. W.'s own relatives, did ... More


Land Use and Distribution on the Pampas

JEREMY ADELMAN

in Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Unlike the Canadian west, the Argentine pampas were already host to considerable commercial activity by the 1880. For much of the 19th century landowners had dedicated themselves to the production of ... More


Legacy and Promise

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the legacy of blacks in the establishment of cattle ranching in America. The ranching frontier that emerged in the Teche Valley of Louisiana in the first half of the eighteenth ... More


Manuel J. Cobos, San Cristóbal, and the Hacienda El Progreso

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the historic Hacienda El Progreso and its evolution into an industrial-scale sugar plantation and extensive cattle ranch, particularly after its founding visionary, Manuel J. ... More


Agriculture and Food Supply

in Frontier Goiás, 1822–1889

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751797
eISBN:
9780804767743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751797.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of agriculture and food supply in Goiás, Brazil. It explains that the inhabitants of colonial and early nineteenth-century Goiás favored gold mining over ... More


Island Production for Global and Local Consumption

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes archaeological investigations of the historic Hacienda El Progreso. Excavation areas, phytolith sampling columns, and preserved infrastructure from the hacienda’s buildings and ... More


A Planet of Nations

Paul F. Steinberg

in Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199896615
eISBN:
9780197563250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896615.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

On December 24, 1989, a man named Charles Taylor marshaled a band of armed rebels in the northern part of Liberia, a small country on the coast of West ... More


Scaling Down

Paul F. Steinberg

in Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199896615
eISBN:
9780197563250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896615.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Dominical is a small town nestled on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where tropical forests spill onto the sandy shores of its world-renowned beaches. ... More


The Portuguese in Brazil

Malyn Newitt

in Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263935
eISBN:
9780190492168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263935.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces Portuguese settlement in Brazil, which began in the early sixteenth century and grew with the expansion of the Brazilian economy. The production of sugar and tobacco was followed ... More


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