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Book Data

ISBN: 9781933392462
Year Added to Catalog: 2007
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Two-color illustrations
Dimensions: 9 x 9
Number of Pages: 336
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: February 29, 2008
Web Product ID: 373

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Roots of Farming in the Americas

2. America’s First Farm Revitalization Movement

3. The Birth of the Rural Journals

4. Guano and the Birth of the Rural-Industrial Mouthpiece

5. Liebig and the Industrialists

6. The Fertilizer Merchants

7. The Medical Ancestry of Pesticides

8. Ratcatchers, Quacks, and Early Pest Control in America

9. The Populist Farmers’ Movement

10. Paint Pigments and Other Lethal Poisons

11. Arsenic Regulation, the FDA, and Other Regulatory Hoaxes

12. The First Advertised War on the Farms

13. Populist Farmers, the Red Scare, and the Origin of Modern Organics

14. Pesticide Spray Devices, Household Poisons, and Dr. Seuss

15. Medical Heroes, War Heroes, and More Regulation Struggles

16. The Pesticides from the 1930s

17. Bombs and Fertilizers

18. War Toys

19. Animal Testing and the Pharmaceutical Farm

20. DDT and Other Second-Generation Pesticides under Attack

21. Twenty-First Century Populism

22. Designer Genes: A Leap of Faith

23. 160 Years of Poisonous Advertising

24. Who Invited These Chemicals to Dinner? A Leap of Hope

Bibliography

Index


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