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In an effort to promote the lively discussion, debate, and commentary found in the pages of Agricultural History, we are very pleased to offer the following special features from the journal freely accessible to all. We will add new features as they are published, as well as past articles that continue to be relevant to historiographical debates today. Enjoy the reading, and please feel free to share this material widely.
-Albert Way, Editor

 
“Government experts test power of gas to keep weeds out of golf greens. Washington, D.C., Aug. 4. Attention golfers!! Your putting is bound to improve and your cussing cut down if the tests now being conducted by grass experts of the Department of Agriculture on the use of tear gas to keep weeds out of golf greens are successful. A.E. Rabbit, (left) grass specialist of the United States Gold Association with whom the Department of Agriculture is cooperating in making the tests, is pictured as he pours the gas into the soil while Stanley Graeff, Dept. of Agriculture, rakes it over. The gas treatment was developed by Dr. John Monteith of the Department of Agriculture,” Harris & Ewing, photographer, 4 August 1938. Library of Congress LC-H22-D- 4313

“Government experts test power of gas to keep weeds out of golf greens. Washington, D.C., Aug. 4. Attention golfers!! Your putting is bound to improve and your cussing cut down if the tests now being conducted by grass experts of the Department of Agriculture on the use of tear gas to keep weeds out of golf greens are successful. A.E. Rabbit, (left) grass specialist of the United States Gold Association with whom the Department of Agriculture is cooperating in making the tests, is pictured as he pours the gas into the soil while Stanley Graeff, Dept. of Agriculture, rakes it over. The gas treatment was developed by Dr. John Monteith of the Department of Agriculture,” Harris & Ewing, photographer, 4 August 1938. Library of Congress LC-H22-D- 4313

VOLUME 93, NUMBER 3 (SUMMER 2019)

Introduction: Special Issue on African American Women in Agriculture during the Jim Crow Era, by Cherisse Jones-Branch and Adrienne Petty

Featured Article: “Theory and Theorizing in Agricultural History,” by Shane Hamilton

Roundtable: “Fats of the Land: New Histories of Agricultural Oils,” by Juan Infante-Amate, Brandon Luedtke, Joshua McFayden, Jonathan Robins, and Kate Stevens

Volume 93, Number 1 (Winter 2019)

Presidential Address: “The 'Age of Agricultural Ignorance’: Trends and Concerns for Agriculture Knee-Deep into the Twenty First Century,” by Sterling Evans

Featured Review: “Listening to Rural Americans in 'Trump Country,’” a review of Robert Wuthnow, The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America, by J. Blake Perkins

Featured Article: “Idiosyncratic Reflections on Ninety Years of Agricultural History, Written in Celebration of the Agricultural History Society’s One-Hundredth-Year Anniversary,” by Claire Strom

In Memoriam: J Douglas Helms, by Anne Effland

Volume 92, Number 4 (Fall 2018)

Featured Review: “Working at the Intersection of the Histories of Science, Technology, and Agriculture,” a review of Helen Anne Curry, Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America, by Kim Kleinman

In Memoriam: Richard Lowitt, 1922–2018, by Alan I Marcus

Roundtable: ”New Histories of Science and Agriculture,” by Deborah K. Fitzgerald, Lisa Onaga, Emily Pawley, Denise Phillips, and Jeremy Vetter

Volume 92, Number 3 (Summer 2018)

Featured Review: “Not by Grain Alone,” a review of James C. Scott, Against the
Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, by Mark B. Tauger

Volume 92, Number 2 (Spring 2018)

Featured Review: “Rethinking the Seeds of American Agricultural Exceptionalism,” A Review of Courtney Fullilove, The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture,” by Peter A. Kopp

Volume 92, Number 1 (Winter 2018)

Presidential Address: “Get Your Farm in the Fight: Farm Masculinity in World War II,” by Katherine Jellison 

Volume 91, Number 4 (Fall 2017)

Roundtable: "Roundtable on Debra A. Reid's Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites," by J. L. Anderson, Julia Brock, Nancy E. Villa Bryk, R. Douglas Hurt, and Debra A. Reid

Volume 91, Number 3 (Summer 2017)

Featured Review: “German Agricultural History Revisited,” by Frank Uekötter 

Roundtable: "Roundtable: New Narratives of the Green Revolution," by Prakash Kumar, Timothy Lorek, Tore C. Olsson, Nicole Sackley, Sigrid Schmalzer, and Gabriela Soto Laveaga 

Volume 91, Number 2 (Spring 2017)

Featured Review: "Hillbilly Exile," A review of J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy, by Alison Collis Greene