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Diversification and Innovation

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the importance of dairying, horticulture, and poultry-keeping as they entered on a new phase of enterprise in the years ... More


A Land of Milk and Butter: How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry

Markus Lampe and Paul Sharp

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226549507
eISBN:
9780226549644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549644.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Denmark today is one of the richest, most equal, and happiest societies in the world. This book explores the roots of Danish development beyond its remarkable export success in the nineteenth ... More


“Buying a Farm on a Small Capital”

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ways in which farming families in the Nanticoke experienced and adapted to economic change by focusing on the story of the Young family and their decades-long effort to ... More


Bread, Meat and Dairy Foods

C. M. Woolgar

in The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter begins by discussing the importance of bread in the Middle Ages. Most people in the later Middle Ages obtained the bulk of their energy from cereals, all of them processed in some way, ... More


Animal husbandry in Anglo-Saxon England: II: Livestock products and production

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199207947
eISBN:
9780191757495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207947.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 5 looks at the functions of animals in Anglo-Saxon farming, and husbandry methods. It covers traction, dairying, meat and wool production, as well as eggs and other ‘minor’ products. It ... More


Thinking Molecularly, Anything Goes: From Mummies to Oil Spills, Doubts to New Directions

Susan M. Gaines, Geoffrey Eglinton, and Jürgen Rullkötter

in Echoes of Life: What Fossil Molecules Reveal about Earth History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195176193
eISBN:
9780197562253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195176193.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Though the biomarker saga began with attempts to understand the ancient provenance of petroleum and with the concept of “fossil molecules” and search for early forms of life, the explorations of ... More


Antebellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

In 1810, more than four in five Americans lived in one of the original thirteen seaboard states. Half a century later, though those states had grown considerably, they held less than half of the ... More


Postbellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

One of the earliest historians of the Civil War saw it as a fundamental clash between the peoples of different latitudes. Climate had made the antebellum North and South distinct societies and ... More


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