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American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land

Author: Edwin C Hagenstein; Sara M Gregg; Brian Donahue
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
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From Thomas Jeffersons Monticello to Michelle Obamas White House organic garden, the image of America as a nation of farmers has persisted from the beginnings of the American experiment. In this rich and evocative collection of agrarian writing from the past two centuries, writers from Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur to Wendell Berry reveal not only the great reach and durability of the American agrarian ideal, but  Read more...
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American georgics.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010045042
(OCoLC)670481345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin C Hagenstein; Sara M Gregg; Brian Donahue
ISBN: 9780300171846 0300171846 1283096269 9781283096263
OCLC Number: 719383048
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 406 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Shaping the agrarian republic, 1780-1825 --
A nation of farmers: the promise and peril of American agriculture, 1825-1860 --
The machine in the garden: the rise of American romanticism --
Agriculture in an industrializing nation, 1860-1910 --
Agrarians in an industrial nation, 1900-1945 --
Southern agrarianism, 1925-1940 --
Back to the land again, 1940-present.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson.

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Reveal the great reach and durability of the American agrarian ideal, the ways in which society has contested and confronted its relationship to agriculture over the course of generations. This title  Read more...

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