Southwestern Agriculture: Pre-Columbian to Modern

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These essays, based on the 1980 Agricultural History Symposium held at Texas A&M University, spotlight the long-neglected area of agricultural development in the Southwest. Focusing on Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, the book traces the history of farming from the point of view of novelists, businessmen, archaeologists, cattlemen, scientists, and politicians.

The twenty-six contributing authors lucidly discuss issues ranging from the secrets of pre-Columbian ...

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Overview


These essays, based on the 1980 Agricultural History Symposium held at Texas A&M University, spotlight the long-neglected area of agricultural development in the Southwest. Focusing on Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, the book traces the history of farming from the point of view of novelists, businessmen, archaeologists, cattlemen, scientists, and politicians.

The twenty-six contributing authors lucidly discuss issues ranging from the secrets of pre-Columbian agriculture to the dilemmas of the county extension agent; from the thriving rice industry to the versatility of the chili pepper; from the struggles of farmer movements to the mushrooming of agribusiness. The symposium will appeal not only to agricultural historians and scientists but also to government agents working with farmers and to students of southwestern lore. The reader gains a fresh perspective on the crises and complexities of farming, from its earliest days to the present. These thoughtful selections promote a greater understanding of the diversity of southwestern agriculture and a heightened awareness of the rich cultural heritage of southwesterners

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585440658
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1982
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
List of Contributors ix
I. Foundations of Southwestern Agriculture
Chapter 1. Prehistoric Agricultural Climax in Southwestern New Mexico: The Classic Mimbres Phase 3
Chapter 2. The Scientific Contribution of New Mexico to the Chile Pepper 16
Chapter 3. Farmers in Southwestern Fiction 28
II. The Southwestern Cattle Industry
Chapter 4. An Uneasy Alliance: The Hispanic Impact on the Southwestern Cattle Industry 49
Chapter 5. Don't Fence Me In: The Range Cattle Industry in the Confederate Southwest, 1861-1865 59
Chapter 6. Trends in Cattle Raising in Texas since World War II 73
Chapter 7. Comment on the Southwestern Cattle Industry 86
III. Feed Grain and Livestock
Chapter 8. Hybrid Sorghum: A Triumph of Research 93
Chapter 9. The Cattle-Feeding Industry on the Texas High Plains 106
Chapter 10. Feed Grain and Livestock on the Texas High Plains: A Comment 116
IV. The Agricultural Extension Service
Chapter 11. The Texas Agricultural Extension Service: A Historical Overview 123
Chapter 12. The County Agent Revisited 136
Chapter 13. Extension: A Comment 145
Chapter 14. Comment on the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 149
V. Cooperatives and Modern Marketing
Chapter 15. Oil Mill on the Texas Plains 153
Chapter 16. Facts and Folklore about Cooperatives 166
Chapter 17. The Lone Star Brand: History of Texas Farm Products 174
Chapter 18. The American Rice Industry 183
VI. Farmer Movements in the Squthwest
Chapter 19. The "Movement Culture" of Populism Reconsidered: Cultural Origins of the Farmers' Alliance of Texas, 1879-1886 197
Chapter 20. The Southern Populists and the American Dream 226
Chapter 21. Farmer Movements in the Southwest: A Comment 240
VII. Politics of Agriculture
Chapter 22. A Study of Power: Carl Hayden and the Development of Southwestern Agriculture, 1912-1968 245
Chapter 23. Clinton P. Anderson: Agricultural Policymaker and Southwesterner 253
Chapter 24. A Comment 271
VIII. Historical Perspective
Chapter 25. New Deal Programs and Southwestern Agriculture 275
Chapter 26. Historical Perspective and the Future of Southwestern Agriculture 293
Index 301
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