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The Use of Plants for the Reconstitution of History": Duhamal du Monceau, Arthur Young, Ôkura Nagatsune and Alternative Agricultures.

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Title:The Use of Plants for the Reconstitution of History": Duhamal du Monceau, Arthur Young, Ôkura Nagatsune and Alternative Agricultures.
Authors:Witten, Adam P. J.
Contributors:History (department)
Keywords:agricultural manuals
Duhamel du Monceau
Arthur Young
Ōkura Nagatsune
alternative agriculture
Date Issued:Dec 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Utilizing the agricultural manuals of Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), Arthur Young (1741-1820) and Ōkura Nagatsune (1768-1860), this dissertation examines commonalities among best practices in eighteenth and nineteenth century French, British and Japanese agronomies. These practices offered significant possibilities for agrarian improvement in an ecologically sustainable context, but were supplanted by the advent of industrial agriculture before their full potential could be attained. In recovering these past and in many cases forgotten approaches, I link their practices and potentialities with present-day farm literature, tracing continuities that suggest how contemporary agriculture might more fruitfully unfold.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62483
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Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - History


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