Bound in Twine: The History and Ecology of the Henequen-Wheat Complex for Mexico and the American and Canadian Plains, 1880-1950
Texas A&M University Press, 2007 - 314 עמודים
Before the invention of the combine, the binder was an essential harvesting implement that cut grain and bound the stalks in bundles tied with twine that could then be hand-gathered into shocks for threshing. Hundreds of thousands of farmers across the United States and Canada relied on binders and the twine required for the machine's operation. Implement manufacturers discovered that the best binder twine was made from henequen and sisal--spiny, fibrous plants native to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
The double dependency that subsequently developed between Mexico and the Great Plains of the United States and Canada affected the agriculture, ecology, and economy of all three nations in ways that have historically been little understood. These interlocking dependencies--identified by author Sterling Evans as the "henequen-wheat complex"--initiated or furthered major ecological, social, and political changes in each of these agricultural regions.
Drawing on extensive archival work as well as the existing secondary literature, Evans has woven an intricate story that will change our understanding of the complex, transnational history of the North American continent.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
Yucatáns Henequen Industry Social and Environmental Transformations
Yaquis in Yucatán Imported Slave Labor and the Sonora Connection
Twine Diplomacy Yucatán the United States and Canada during the Sisal Situationof 1915
PrisonMade Twine The Role of the Penitentiaries in the Henequen Wheat Complex
Decline Depression and Drought Economic and Environmental Change in the Great Plains and Yucatán 1916
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
1HCA/Navistar 1sern acres Agave agricultural Alvarado Archives argued Arthur Capper bales binder twine blockade Brandon University Bryan bushels Canada Canadian Plains Capper Cardenas Carranza Combine Harvesters CONDUMEX Cordage Company cordage industry CRMH crops Cyrus McCormick dealers demand Department Diaz drought Dust Bowl economic export Fallaw farm farmers federal folder governor grain growers haciendas Harvester Collection Harvester records hemp henequen fields henequen industry henequen-wheat complex henequenerM Hu-deHart implement important inmates Joseph Kansas Kingston Penitentiary labor land Lazaro Cardenas McCormick Merida Mexican Mexican Revolution Mexico Minnesota Molina North American North Dakota officials Penitentiary twine percent plantations Plymouth Cordage port Prairie Provinces president prison twine plant production Progreso reaper reported Revolution Revolutionfrom Salvador Alvarado Saskatchewan SHSW sisal sisal situation Sonora Stillwater State Prison tion trade journal twine manufacturers twine mill United warden wheat Wilson workers wrote Yaqui Yucatan Yucatecan fiber
עמוד xix - From a cultural perspective, the production of commodities is also a cultural and cognitive process: commodities must be not only produced materially as things, but also culturally marked as being a certain kind of thing.