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Coffee-Production Strategies in a Changing Rural Landscape: A Case Study in Central Veracruz, Mexico

Laura Trujillo

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the landscape of coffee production, coffee-production strategies employed, and the land use pattern in the rural landscape of Central Veracruz, Mexico. The role of social, ... More


The Benefits and Sustainability of Organic Farming by Peasant Coffee Farmers in Chiapas, Mexico

María Elena Martínez-Torres

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Drawing on survey data from small coffee producer cooperatives in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, this chapter assesses the sustainability of different coffee-production technologies, the role of which ... More


What Is Imperial about Coffee?: Rethinking “Informal Empire”

Augustine Sedgewick

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses informal imperialism in relation to coffee production. Many historians have argued that the subjugation of one society to another can proceed in the absence of formal political ... More


Agroecological Foundations for Designing Sustainable Coffee Agroecosystems

Stephen R. Gliessman

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter posits the importance of an agroecological perspective for developing suitable conditions in achieving sustainable coffee agroecosystems. Natural and traditional ecosystems are discussed ... More


Variation within the Village: Housing Enslaved Laborers on Coffee Plantations in Jamaica

James A. Delle and Kristen R. Fellows

in Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400912
eISBN:
9781683401322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400912.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter investigates the use of space by the enslaved population at Marshall’s Pen, an early nineteenth-century Jamaican coffee production estate. The study introduces archival information about ... More


I Will Send You Some Coffee

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1843, Ben Major and his family host a meeting of the local colonization society in their small Illinois town. Ben reads aloud a letter written by Tolbert Major but signed by him and his brother, ... More


The Dark Clouds Begin to Disappear

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Austin Major, Tolbert’s brother, adds a note to Ben in Tolbert’s 1840 letter. Austin tells Ben he was ill for two years after arriving in Liberia, his supplies were stolen, and his hut burned. He ... More


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