The Global Seeds of American Agriculture with Courtney Fullilove

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In this author talk, which took place at the Hagley Library on May 10, 2018, Wesleyan history professor Courtney Fullilove explains how Turkey Red Wheat became the predominant variety planted in the U.S. Great Plains in the late 19th century — the breadbasket of the world at the time. She explains how both plant explorers and Mennonite farmers helped transplant this important product, demonstrating that, far from being remote backwaters, the wheat-growing regions of the world have been connected in highly cosmopolitan ways.

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