Author Talk — The Global Seeds of American Agriculture
While there is enormous public interest in biodiversity, food sourcing, and sustainable agriculture, romantic attachments to heirloom seeds and family farms have persisted alongside fantasies of an agrarian past. In her book "The Profit of Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture," Courtney Fullilove unearths the history of American agricultural development, showing us how seeds became some of its most important political tools.
Courtney Fullilove is associate professor of history, environmental studies, and science in society at Wesleyan University.
Author talks take place in the Hagley Soda House Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. RSVPs encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Please RSVP to Carol Lockman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 302-658-2400, ext. 243.
Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America from P. T. Barnum through Bernie Madoff.
Hagley's Golden Pheasants Game Dinner features five courses of specialty game food paired with wine selected and described by Alain Blanchon.
Adam Rome, University at Buffalo, will discuss his paper "DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism."
Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate destruction with progress.
Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, will discuss her paper "The Messy Work of Cleaning Up: Economy, Policy, and the Disposable Diaper, 1936–1996."