The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina, Edelson

"The word 'plantation,' historian Peter H. Wood has argued, has become so saturated with nostalgia for the Old South that its use cannot but conceal the realities of racial repression in early America. He urges us to speak more often of slave labor camps, a term that punctures comfortable illusions..."

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