Agriculture and Rural Connections in the Pacific, 1500-1900

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James Gerber, Lei Guang
Ashgate/Variorum, 2006 - History - 387 pages
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This volume brings together key studies from across several disciplines to examine the history of trans-Pacific rural and agricultural connections and to show an agriculturally-oriented Pacific World in the making since the 1500s. Historical globalization is commonly understood as a process that is propelled by industry or commerce, yet the seeds of global integration - literally as well as metaphorically - were sown much earlier, when crops and plants dispersed, agricultural systems proliferated, and rural people migrated across oceans.

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