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From field to bowl
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 11
Harvested rice grains generally are stored in their husks until needed for food. At that time, the husks must be removed either in large stone or wood mortars with pestles wielded by farmers, or by the kind of mechanical threshing machine seen here. Such machines...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Threshing machine ejects rice into basin at mill near Mai Chau
Threshing machine ejects rice into basin at mill near Mai Chau
The spout of a threshing machine ejects rice into a red-rimmed white basin at a mill near Mai Chau. A sack to carry a large load of rice is visible at left. Harvested rice grains generally are stored in their husks until needed for food. At that time, the...
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Milling machine that removes husks from rice grains
Milling machine that removes husks from rice grains
A milling machine is set up to remove husks from rice grains. When operating, rice poured in at the top will emerge from the shoot at the bottom and drop into the black bucket. Formerly, throughout Southeast Asia, husks were removed from rice grains by pounding...
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Woman carries large sack of rice balanced on head
Woman carries large sack of rice balanced on head
Seen from behind, a young woman wearing a batik sarong and white blouse carries a large sack of rice balanced on her head. The woman is walking in sandals along the road and another couple is approaching from the distance. The young woman carries a bag of...
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Eli Whitney and the cotton gin
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 2.4
In 1794, inventor Eli Whitney patented his cotton gin, a machine for removing seeds from cotton. The invention made cotton production -- and with it, slave labor -- far more profitable, and it helped to cement the South's status as an agricultural region and a slave society.
Format: article
The Battle of Bentonville
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.9
Memoir of a Confederate soldier describing the march to Bentonville and the battle there on March 19, 1865. He describes the desperate state of the Confederate army by the end of the war. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.