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Of cabbages and Kings County : agriculture and the formation of modern Brooklyn

Author: Marc Linder; Lawrence Zacharias
Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No one today thinks of Brooklyn, New York, as an agricultural center. Yet Kings County enjoyed over two centuries of farming prosperity. Even as late as 1880 it was one of the nation's leading vegetable producers, second only to neighboring Queens County.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linder, Marc.
Of cabbages and Kings County.
Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607258329
Online version:
Linder, Marc.
Of cabbages and Kings County.
Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)609240820
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Linder; Lawrence Zacharias
ISBN: 0877456704 9780877456704
OCLC Number: 40397062
Description: x, 478 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Urban Removal of Agriculture --
pt. 1. The Rise and Fall of Kings County as Vegetable Capital of the United States. 2. Kings County Farms. 3. Competitiveness and the "Courageous Capitalist" 4. Labor Supply: Agricultural Workers and Labor Relations --
pt. 2. From Farms to Suburbs: The Real Estate Market-Induced Sellout and the Resistance. 5. Comparative Demographic and Economic Development in Brooklyn and Rural Kings County. 6. The Prehistory of the Conversion of Rural Kings County Farms into Suburban Real Estate. 7. Modernizers Thwarted: The Great Annexation Debate of 1873. 8. The Impact of Property Tax Laws on Deagriculturalization.
Other Titles: Of cabbages & kings County
Responsibility: Marc Linder and Lawrence S. Zacharias.
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Reconstructs the history of a lost agricultural community. This study focuses on rural Kings County, the site of Brooklyn's tremendous expansion during the latter part of the 19th century. Drawing on  Read more...

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