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HEMP:  Lifeline to the Future, by Chris Conrad. 1994.  The Unexpected Answer for Our Environmental and Economic Recovery.
Hemp For Health, by Chris Conrad.  1997.  Who would have ever thought that eating hemp would be good for you?  Surprise!   Hemp is not only good medicine for the ill, but good eating for the healthy.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes, by Jack Herer.  Eleventh Edition. 1998.
Report to the Governor's Hemp and Related Fiber Crops Task Force.
THE CULTIVATION OF HEMP:  Botany, Varieties, Cultivation and Harvesting.  By Dr. Ivan Bocsa and Michael Karus.  1998.  HEMPTECH, Sebastopol, CA. 185 pages.  Book size 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.  Contents:
1. Hemp's Historical Significance
2. Hemp Cultivation Today
3. Hemp's Origin and Botany
4. The Breeding of Hemp Varieties
5. Hemp Cultivation
6. Harvesting
7. Hempseed Cultivation
8. An Ecological Evaluation of Hemp Cultivation
9. New Uses for Hemp in Western Europe
THE CULTIVATION OF HEMP: Botany, Varieties, Cultivation and Harvesting. By Dr. Ivan Bocsa and Michael Karus.  This new book is the definitive guide for growing hemp. Learn about:

1) The two distinct varieties of hemp;

2) How hemp is cultivated;

3) The harvesting of hemp;

4) hemp=s ecological value.

ISBN No. 1-886874-03-4. Book Size: 5 2 X 8 2 . 186 pages.

PAPERMAKING:  The History & Technique of an Ancient Craft.  By Dard Hunter.  1947.  Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York.  611 pages.  
     "Tells all that the average reader will want to know about paper, and shows the vast importance that this everyday material has had in the shaping of civilization, and provides fascinating, even romantic reading as well." -From overleaf.
     Hunter has a dozen references to hemp in the history of papermaking, from the first paper, to the first printing on paper and the first paper book.   His 125 page chronology of paper and allied subjects is an incredible account of the importance of paper in storing and disseminating knowledge and  civilizing the world.

Containing the Chronology of Paper and Papermaking 

BY DARD HUNTER [EDITED]

"Because the hemp plant provided the pallet for the recording, the history of true pulp paper shows best the relationship of the hemp plant to the progress and civilization of human beings. Prior to the invention of true paper, that manufactured from disintegrated fiber, mankind had used many products of nature on which to draw, paint or carve their characters of language. Among these were bamboo strips, clay tablets, stone, tree bark, papyrus, animal skins, cloth and metals (lead, copper, bronze).  If man may now be considered as having reached a high state of civilization his gradual development is more directly due to the inventions of paper and printing than to all other factors.@ And all the way along this path hemp was there. The used articles of human agriculture and industry made of hemp and other fibers were recycled into this invention, this pallet of ideas and knowledge known as paper. I put this knowledge at the start of the book because one in a million Americans know this important story. A summary of Hunter=s chronology will bring us up to more modern times, hopefully with a more even, more comprehensive understanding of the role of Cannabis hemp in history. My interjections into this chronology will be bracketed [in this manner].

MAKING PAPER:  A Look into the History of an Ancient Craft., By Bo Rudin.
THE BOOK OF FINE LINEN.  By Francoise de Bonneville.  1994.  Flammarion, Paris, France.  208 pages.  Book size: 12 1/2 X 9 3/4 inches.  
     This beautiful book shows some of the flexibility of hemp which can range from the strongest canvas sails to the finest of linen-hemp blends. 
Visit the TEXTILE ROOM for a history of hemp and linen from this book that the curator highly recommends.  Hemp references from:

"Throughout history hemp was used more widely in the countryside than in towns, since every farm had its field of hemp (and perhaps another of flax) designed to meet the daily household fabric requirements and to supply part of the daughters bridal trousseaux."`

EARLY BIRDS:  An Informal Account of the Beginnings of Aviation.  By John Halpern.  1981.

Looking at all these early cloth covered airplanes I have to wonder which pilots trusted their lives to anything but hemp on the wings that kept them flying.

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS RELATING TO AMERICA.  by Robinson.
AMERICAN HERITAGE NEW ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.  VOL. I -THE NEW WORLD.
LINCOLN:  His Words and His World.
 
The American Flag.
A HISTORY OF THE HEMP INDUSTRY IN KENTUCKY.  By James F. Hopkins.  1951.  University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Kentucky.  240 pages.     CONTENTS:
I. The Hemp Farm
II. Management and Sale of the Crop
III. Prices and Production to 1861
IV. Manufacturing to 1861
V. Production of Hemp for Marine Use
VI. The Decline of the Industry

 

THE STORY OF HEMP IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA, By Herndon. A Dissertation which includes references to George Washington as a hemp farmer.

Available on microfilm - M-1039 [Hemp]. Herndon, George Melvin. 'The story of hemp in colonial Virginia." Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1959.

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN HEMP INDUSTRY, By Jack Frazier.  First Edition, 1991.
THE REIGN OF LAW:  A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields.  By James Lane Allen.  1900.  Printed again in 1913.
POT ART:  Marijuana Reading Matter.  By Stone Mountain.  1972.  Apocrypha Books of Omen Press, Tucson, AZ.  200 unnumbered pages.  Book size 11 X 8 1/2 inches.  Contents:
An anthology of reprints from the popular press, from 1924 to 1972.  "POT ART'S collection readable as Camp Pop Politics Data reveals in hindsight floodlight the total madness of the American Government's Drug Bureaucracy - here's doublethink Decades old preceding our present Orwellian Crisis of Nerves - these photographs from past verbiage document the brainwash laid on US culture thru mass media for decades by corrupt police agencies addicted to power."  - Allen Ginsberg
THE BOOK OF GRASS:  An Anthology of Indian Hemp.  Edited by George Andrews and Simon Vinkanoog.
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION, 1976.  Quarterly, April-June.
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION, 1976.  Quarterly, Oct - Dec.

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