American Harvest

American Harvest
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Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781644451168
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Graywolf Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains For over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s father was raised. Mockett, who grew up in bohemian Carmel, California, with her father and her Japanese mother, knew little about farming when she inherited this land. Her father had all but forsworn it. In American Harvest, Mockett accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland at the invitation of Eric Wolgemuth, the conservative farmer who has cut her family’s fields for decades. As Mockett follows Wolgemuth’s crew on the trail of ripening wheat from Texas to Idaho, they contemplate what Wolgemuth refers to as “the divide,” inadvertently peeling back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals “not white,” but who people she encounters can’t quite categorize. American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story.

American Harvest

American Harvest
Available:
Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1644450518
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Graywolf Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains For over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s father was raised. Mockett, who grew up in bohemian Carmel, California, with her father and her Japanese mother, knew little about farming when she inherited this land. Her father had all but forsworn it. In American Harvest, Mockett accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland at the invitation of Eric Wolgemuth, the conservative farmer who has cut her family’s fields for decades. As Mockett follows Wolgemuth’s crew on the trail of ripening wheat from Texas to Idaho, they contemplate what Wolgemuth refers to as “the divide,” inadvertently peeling back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals “not white,” but who people she encounters can’t quite categorize. American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story.

American Harvest

American Harvest
Available:
Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1644450178
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Graywolf Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains For over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s father was raised. When Mockett, who grew up in bohemian Carmel, California, with a Japanese mother, inherited this land, she knew little about farming. Her father had all but forsworn it. In American Harvest, Mockett accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland at the invitation of Eric Wolgemuth, the conservative farmer who has cut her family’s fields for decades. As Mockett follows Wolgemuth’s crew on the trail of ripening wheat from Texas to Idaho, they contemplate what Wolgemuth refers to as “the divide,” inadvertently peeling back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals “not white,” but who people she encounters can’t quite categorize. American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story.

We Are Each Other s Harvest

We Are Each Other s Harvest
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Author: Natalie Baszile
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780063139893
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The "Returning Generation"—young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations. These farmers are joined by other influential voices, including noted historians Analena Hope Hassberg and Pete Daniel, and award-winning author Clyde W. Ford, who considers the arrival of Africans to American shores; and James Beard Award-winning writers and Michael Twitty, reflects on black culinary tradition and its African roots. Poetry and inspirational quotes are woven into these diverse narratives, adding richness and texture, as well as stunning four-color photographs from photographers Alison Gootee and Malcom Williams, and Baszile’s personal collection. As Baszile reveals, black farming informs crucial aspects of American culture—the family, the way our national identity is bound up with the land, the pull of memory, the healing power of food, and race relations. She reminds us that the land, well-earned and fiercely protected, transcends history and signifies a home that can be tended, tilled, and passed to succeeding generations with pride. We Are Each Other’s Harvest elevates the voices and stories of black farmers and people of color, celebrating their perseverance and resilience, while spotlighting the challenges they continue to face. Luminous and eye-opening, this eclectic collection helps people and communities of color today reimagine what it means to be dedicated to the soil.

Eternal Harvest

Eternal Harvest
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Author: Karen Coates
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781934159491
Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: ThingsAsian Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the commitment of bomb-disposal teams. People take precedence in this account, which is deeply personal without ever becoming a polemic.

All American Dream Dolls

All American Dream Dolls
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Author: David Haynes
Pages: 275
ISBN: UOM:39015040577473
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Deneen Wilkerson, recently rejected by her boyfriend, finds herself living in her mother's St. Louis basement and promoting her younger sister in a series of teen beauty contests

The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook

The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook
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Author: Jack Cakebread,Dolores Cakebread,Brian Streeter
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781607740131
Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A collection of 100 recipes and wine pairings celebrating twenty-five years of the Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Workshop, a groundbreaking annual event that explores Napa Valley's vibrant food and wine culture"--

The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook

The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook
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Author: Dolores Cakebread,Jack Cakebread,Brian Streeter
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781607740476
Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Every September during harvest season, the Cakebread family invites five up-and-coming chefs and a host of local farmers to their winery for a weekend of tasting, talking, cooking, and sharing. A whirlwind short course in winemaking, viticulture, and artisan food production, the American Harvest Workshop heats up as the sun goes down. Each evening, the chefs come together to plan and execute two multicourse dinners using a market basket of ingredients from the Cakebreads’ favorite purveyors. In The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook, Jack, Dolores, and culinary director Brian Streeter present 100 recipes and wine pairings developed by workshop chefs and the winery in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of this groundbreaking annual event. These spectacular dishes—from appetizers to entrees and desserts—are adapted for home cooking in this delicious exploration of Napa Valley’s food and wine culture. Many of the world’s leading chefs have attended the workshop and their recipes are here, including Gary Danko’s Mediterranean Summer Vegetable Gratin, Nancy Oakes’s Warm Chopped Liver Crostini with White Truffle Oil, Hubert Keller’s Provençal Garlic and Saffron Soup, and Alan Wong’s Pan-Seared Sturgeon with Thai Red Curry. For dessert, just try to choose between Charlie Trotter’s Chocolate-Praline Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Cream and Marcel Desaulnier’s Caramel-Banana–Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Guidelines for wine and food pairing are presented along with profiles of the winery’s finest purveyors, from Cowgirl Creamery and Hog Island Oyster Company to Liberty Ducks, Broken Arrow Ranch, and Fatted Calf. This unique collection celebrates a quarter century of workshops—and the chefs, winemakers, and farmers who come together each year to cook, eat, and drink from the bounty of Napa’s vibrant wine country.

The 4 H Harvest

The 4 H Harvest
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Author: Gabriel N. Rosenberg
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780812247534
Release: 2015-10-16
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

4-H, the iconic rural youth program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has enrolled more than 70 million Americans over the last century. This book shows how 4-H, like the countryside it often symbolises, is the product of the modernist ambition to efficiently govern rural economies, landscapes, and populations.

The Last Harvest

The Last Harvest
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Author: Paul Raeburn
Pages: 269
ISBN: 0803289626
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This book is an outstanding successor to Silent Spring-it's a gripping yet even-handed account of what happens when good science meets bad public policy. The result ends up on your dinner plate, for better or worse".-San Francisco Examiner. "[Raeburn] recounts in fascinating detail how science and government have tried to protect our endowment of germ plasm through seed banks, breeding programs, botanical gardens and biosphere reserves".-New York Times. "A well-reasoned, timely call for American agriculture to recognize that putting eggs in a single basket can lead to disaster".-Kirkus. "Science journalism at its best: a lively, well-informed account of scientists at work that reveals how the vaunted productivity of American crops, achieved at the expense of their natural genetic diversity, conceals a devastating vulnerability to pollution and pestilence".-Barry Commoner. Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply-and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.

The Harvest of American Racism

The Harvest of American Racism
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Author: Robert Shellow
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780472053889
Release: 2018-12-12
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the summer of 1967, in response to violent demonstrations that rocked 164 U.S. cities, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, a.k.a. the Kerner Commission, was formed. The Commission sought reasons for the disturbances, including the role that law enforcement played. Chief among its research projects was a study of 23 American cities, headed by social psychologist Robert Shellow. An early draft of the scientists’ analysis, titled “The Harvest of American Racism: The Political Meaning of Violence in the Summer of 1967,” provoked the Commission’s staff in November 1967 by uncovering political causes for the unrest; the team of researchers was fired, and the controversial report remained buried at the LBJ Presidential Library until now. The first publication of the Harvest report half a century later reveals that many of the issues it describes are still with us, including how cities might more effectively and humanely react to groups and communities in protest. In addition to the complete text of the suppressed Harvest report, the book includes an introduction by Robert Shellow that provides useful historical context; personal recollections from four of the report’s surviving social scientists, Robert Shellow, David Boesel, Gary T. Marx, and David O. Sears; and an appendix outlining the differences between the unpublished Harvest analysis and the well-known Kerner Commission Report that followed it. “The [Harvest of American Racism] report was rejected by Johnson administration functionaries as being far too radical—politically ‘unviable’… Social science can play an extremely positive role in fighting racial and other injustice and inequality, but only if it is matched with a powerful political will to implement the findings. That will has never come from within an American presidential administration—that will has only been forged in black and other radical communities’ movements for justice. The political power for change, as incremental as it has been, has come from within those communities. Washington responds, it does not lead." —from the Foreword by Michael C. Dawson “In the summer of 1967 the Kerner Commission hired a team of social scientists to explain the cause of the riots that had engulfed dozens of American cities. Their report, The Harvest of American Racism, was so controversial that the commission staff ordered it destroyed. Now, Robert Shellow and his team have published Harvest, along with insightful and revealing essays that provide appropriate context and perspective. This is an important book that is as relevant today as it was five decades ago.” —Steven M. Gillon, author of Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism “In 1968 the Kerner Commission concluded that cities across the nation had been erupting because blacks were frustrated with the slow pace of racial and economic equality. It turns out that the Commission had been presented with a far more radical analysis of those urban uprisings, in an extraordinary report called The Harvest of American Racism. This report was not only ignored, but actively suppressed. Now black rage is once again rocking our nation’s major cities, and it is past time that we take a close look at what policymakers dismissed 50 years ago. As the Harvest report made clear, those who took to the streets in 1968 weren’t merely frustrated and filled with despair. They were politically engaged, they believed that racial oppression’s root causes must be addressed rather than its surface expressions, and they would never stop erupting until change really happened. The Harvest of American Racism is a must-read, as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.” —Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy “This seminal study from the 1960s provides a hard-hitting and insightful look at the roots of racial discrimination of the United States. Jettisoned by the Kerner Commission for something less radical, this eye-opening analysis still speaks volumes in our current age.” —Julian E. Zelizer, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University, and CNN Political Analyst Psychologist Robert Shellow was Research Director for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. He later directed a pilot police program for the Washington, DC, Department of Public Safety and taught at Carnegie Mellon University, before starting his own consulting business.

Picking Bones from Ash

Picking Bones from Ash
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Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781555970246
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Graywolf Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ghosts lurk in the bamboo forest outside the tiny northern Japanese town where Satomi lives with her elusive mother, Atsuko. A preternaturally gifted pianist, Satomi wrestles with inner demons. Her fall from grace is echoed in the life of her daughter, Rumi, who unleashes a ghost she must chase from foggy San Francisco to a Buddhist temple atop Japan's icy Mount Doom. In sharp, lush prose, Picking Bones from Ash - by Marie Mutsuki Mockett - examines the power and limitations of female talent in our globalized world.

Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye A Journey

Where the Dead Pause  and the Japanese Say Goodbye  A Journey
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Author: Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393246742
Release: 2015-01-19
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit; to Eiheiji, a school for Zen Buddhist monks; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzzy-Headed Priest’s temple on Mount Doom; and into the "thick dark" of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks, Mockett writes of both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her unpretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader wants to stay with wherever she goes, even into the heart of grief itself.

Revision of the American Harvest Mice

    Revision of the American Harvest Mice
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Author: Arthur Holmes Howell,Hartley Harrad Thompson Jackson,Vernon Bailey
Pages: 97
ISBN: UIUC:30112019190252
Release: 1914
Editor: Unknown

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Red Harvest

Red Harvest
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Author: Dashiell Hammett
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781551999630
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The debut novel by a master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The nameless detective known only as the Continental Op is summoned to a small town for a meeting with a newspaper editor, but arrives to find him dead. Investigating the murder soon leads the Op into the middle of a tense gang conflict that threatens to explode into all-out war. The novel was adapted into the film Roadhouse Nights, and has been suggested as a source for Akira Kurosawa’s legendary film Yojimbo. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Harvest the Wind

Harvest the Wind
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Author: Philip Warburg
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780807001080
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winds sweeping across the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind's promise more palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, home to the Meridian Way Wind Farm, whose turbines are boosting farm incomes and bringing green jobs to a community that has watched its children flock elsewhere. Modern wind power is the best thing to hit this stretch of midwestern prairie since the Union Pacific railroad. In Harvest the Wind, Warburg brings us the people behind the green economy-powered resurgence in Cloud County and communities like it across the United States. This corner of Kansas is the first stop on an odyssey that introduces readers to farmers, factory workers, biologists, and high-tech entrepreneurs--all players in a transformative industry that is taking hold across America and around the globe. Harvest the Wind serves as an earthly antidote to the more abstract treatises on global warming and green energy. By showing us how practical solutions are being implemented at the local level, Warburg offers an inspirational look at how we can all pursue a saner and more sustainable energy future.

An American Harvest

An American Harvest
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Author: Joseph Robert Conlin,Carl H. Peterson
Pages: 254
ISBN: PSU:000019686172
Release: 1986
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection of 55 core documents is arranged chronologically in two volumes. Intended for use in American history courses, this text moves from colonial America to the present and focuses on policy as well as political development. A foreword, afterword, and explanatory footnotes accompany each document. Included in each volume are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 11-26.

Spirit of the Harvest

Spirit of the Harvest
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Author: Beverly Cox
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1635619157
Release: 2020-11-16
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presenting authentic Native American cuisine, award-winning chef Beverly Cox presents a delicious array of wholesome recipes. With an updated resources listing, this book is key for anyone wishing to work with ingredients native to the land.

Last Harvest

Last Harvest
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Author: Witold Rybczynski
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780743235976
Release: 2008-05-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the creation of a rural Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning and building stages to the residencies of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the years-long process of housing development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth. By the author of The Perfect House. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

An American Harvest

An American Harvest
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Author: Cardy Raper
Pages: 188
ISBN: 099626762X
Release: 2016-03-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Green Writers Press is proud to announce the first book in our place-based history series, An American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s, by Vermont writer and University of Vermont professor emerita, Cardy Raper, PhD. Sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, sometimes scandalous, An American Harvest is the real-life tale of seven brothers and one sister who grew up dirt poor on a worn-out tobacco farm in North Carolina, but, with strong parental guidance, went on to achieve distinguished careers in a variety of fields. An American Harvest is largely in the format of discourse among the Raper siblings as they agree and disagree about their farming childhood together, and how that childhood shaped their skills to attain remarkable success in a diversity of professions. Their conversations derive from a tape recorded at a family reunion several decades ago, in 1965. They speak of what it was like to live the uncertain life of a growing family in the rural South trying to eke out a living from eroded land without the conveniences of running water, electricity, central heating, or mechanical devices during the early part of the twentieth century. They recall a childhood of relentless farm chores, arduous food preparations, strict moral mandates, strong religious teachings, along with a smattering of scandalous tales and experiences. The Raper children developed a yen to achieve higher education, even though their parents never exceeded grade school. The author reflects occasionally on the topics discussed, but she lets the oral history of a remarkable family from rural North Carolina do the talking. This account takes the reader to a time of change that could likely happen only in America. Ms. Raper has recorded a wonderfully authentic swatch of Southern Americana, ranging from tobacco raising to hog butchering, old-time revivals to neighborhood corn shucking, and clannish feuds, to helping one's neighbors in times of need. The manuscript, including 34 photographs, is organized in 13 chapters. Chapter headings are derived from aphorisms the siblings had to learn as children