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Government Documents on Agriculture
The U.S. Government produces voluminous information on agriculture. This information covers material as diverse as gardening advice, crop insurance, rice production, soils of individual U.S. counties, wheat export statistics, and laws. Purdue Libraries have many government publications on agriculture with most of these being in the HSSE and Parrish Libraries. Useful subject headings to search the Library Catalog for government information on agriculture include:
America: History and Life
Scholarly articles from U.S. and Canadian History journals.
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century
19th Century articles from African American newspapers.
Articles from this major illustrated weekly from 1857-1912.
Historical Statistics of the United States This link opens in a new window
Electronic version of Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to Present; Millennial Edition presents thousands of annual time series of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations. Chapters are preceded by essays that introduce the quantitative history of their subject, and provide a guide to the sources. Enables searching, combining, and downloading of data using Excel or CSV spreadsheets.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Provides access to statistical materials produced by international, U.S, state governments, and private resources.