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Magic bean : the rise of soy in America

Author: Matthew Roth
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the turn of the twentieth century, soybeans grew on so little of America's land that nobody bothered to track the total. By the year 2000, they covered upward of 70 million acres, second only to corn, and had become the nation's largest cash crop. This book tells how this little-known Chinese transplant, initially grown chiefly for forage, turned into a ubiquitous component of American farming, culture, and  Read more...
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Roth, Matthew (Matthew David), 1970-
Magic bean.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
(DLC) 2018004671
(OCoLC)1012618664
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Roth
ISBN: 9780700626359 0700626352
OCLC Number: 1039095956
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Crossing oceans --
Jumping the gun --
Taking root --
Exploring all avenues --
Answering the call --
Pushing the boundaries --
Thriving in the shade --
Rising into view --
Cresting the peak.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Matthew Roth.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, soybeans grew on so little of America's land that nobody bothered to track the total. By the year 2000, they covered upward of 70 million acres. How this  Read more...

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Magic Bean is compelling, comprehensive, and timely. Matthew Roth has provided a well-examined study of soy's place within a long century of changing agriculture, food, diet, and culture. In the Read more...

 
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