The History of the Hen Fever

A Humorous Record

Author: George Pickering Burnham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chickens

Page: 326

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199734968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2182

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The second edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them. The thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and is the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.
Posted in Business & Economics

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs

Black Women, Food, and Power

Author: Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807830224

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 9190

Chicken--both the bird and the food--has played multiple roles in the lives of African American women from the slavery era to the present. It has provided food and a source of income for their families, shaped a distinctive culture, and helped women defin
Posted in Social Science

Home to Roost

A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages

Author: Bob Sheasley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429986526

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Each day, Bob Sheasley leaves Lilyfield Farm and heads into the city. And each day, he brings along a basket of eggs for his coworkers at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Depending on the breed of hen, these eggs may be white, green, rose, blue, or as brown as chocolate. And they are all deliciously fresh, a taste of the rural way of life that people have enjoyed for millennia, one in which chickens have played a supporting role for nearly as long. In Home to Roost, Sheasley tells of the intertwined relationship between humans and chickens. He delves into where chickens came from, what their DNA tells us about our kinship, how we've treated our feathered fellow travelers, and the roads we're crossing together. This is a story of agriculture and human migration, of folk medicine and technology, of how we dreamed of the good life, threw it away, and want it back. Modern farming has changed the lives of both bird and man over the past century. But backyard farmers like Sheasley offer hope for a return to the pleasures of locally grown food, as diverse as the chickens he's raised on Lilyfield Farm. With wit and personal insight, Home to Roost examines of how our lives can be changed for the better, with something as simple as a backyard coop.
Posted in Nature

Art and Science in Breeding

Creating Better Chickens

Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442643951

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 9347

Chickens are now the most scientifically engineered of livestock. How have the methods used by geneticists differed from those employed by domestic breeders over time? Art and Science in Breeding details the relationship between farm practices and agricultural genetics in poultry breeding from 1850 to 1960. Margaret E. Derry traces the history and organization of chicken breeding in North America, from craft approaches and breeding as an 'art,' to the conflicts that had emerged between traditional and scientific methods by the 1940s. Derry assesses links between the 'scientific' revolution of chicken farming and the development of corporate breeding as a modern, international industry. Using poultry as a case study for the wider narrative of agricultural genetics, Art and Science in Breeding adds considerable knowledge to a rapidly growing field of inquiry.
Posted in History

The History of France from the origin of that nation to the year 1702

Containing, besides all the material transactions in peace and war, a particular account of the steps taken by their late princes, to subvert their civil liberties, and to extirpate the reformed religion ... To which is added, the antient and present state of France, as to its constitution and government, the royal family, the nobility, and offices civil and military &c. ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: N.A

View: 7308

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An Abridgment of the History of England

From the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the Death of George II.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith

Publisher: N.A



Page: 12

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The History of the Antient Abbeys, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches

Being Two Additional Volumes to Sir William Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum: Containing the Original and First Establishment of All the Religious Orders that Ever Were in Great Britain ... Not Spoken of by Sir William Dugdale, and Mr. Dodsworth. The Foundations of Their Several Monasteries ...

Author: John Stevens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cathedrals

Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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A New Chronological Abridgment of the History of England

From the Earliest Times to the Accession of the House of Hanover. Written Upon the Plan of the President Henault's History of France

Author: Charles Home

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 443

View: 8687

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The History Of England

Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates

Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1714

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The History of Long Island

From Its Discovery and Settlement, to the Present Time. With Many Important and Interesting Matters; Including Otices of Numerous Individuals and Families; Also a Particular Account of the Different Churches and Ministers

Author: Benjamin Franklin Thompson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

View: 368

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