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Seeds and the State: The Politics of 19th-Century Biotechnology
Brendan Cooper, James Oakes
Mon, May 17, 2021 | 5–6 pm | Free


Technological advances revolutionized American agriculture in the 19th century. New machines and implements played key and familiar roles, but biotechnologies—in the form of new plant varieties, breeds of animals, and farming techniques—were of equal importance.

Join this year's Appel Fellow, Brendan Cooper, in conversation with James Oakes of the CUNY Graduate Center, as they discuss the relationship between politics and the spread of biotechnologies in the mid-19th century.


Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.


This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
After you register, a member of the New-York Historical staff will send you an email before the event to provide instructions on how to join the virtual presentation.

Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Helen and Robert Appel, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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