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Farming the frontier : the agricultural opening of the Oregon Country, 1786-1846

Author: James R Gibson
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Gibson
ISBN: 0774802197 9780774802192
OCLC Number: 13568952
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tables Illustrations Prologue: Opening the Oregon Country Part One: Post Farming: Hudson's Bay Company Agriculture This Side The Mountains 1. Governor Simpson'e Economy: The Origins of Post Farming 2. Governor Simpson's Reward: The Results of Post Farming 3. Physical Extremes: The Problems of Post Farming Part Two: Company Farming: Puget's Sound Agricultural Company Operations on the Cowlitz Portage 4. Grain for Alaska and Wool for England: The Origins of the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company 5. Success and Failure: The Performance of the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company 6. Half Shares and Mean Lands: The Problems of the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company Part Three: Homestead Farming: Pioneer Agriculture in the Willamette Valley 7. The Promised Land: The Formation of the Willamette Settlement 8. The "Garden of the Columbia": The Success of Homestead Farming Part Four: Mission Farming: Protestant and Catholic Husbandry on the Lower Columbia 9. The "Macedonian Cry": The Advent of Missionaries 10. The Fruit of the Faithful: The Outcome of Mission Farming 11. Divine Testing or Demonic Tempting: The Obstacles to Mission Farming 12. From Noble Savage to Sturdy Yeoman: Indian Farming Epilogue: Dividing the Oregon Country Abbreviations Sources for Tables Bibliography Notes Index
Responsibility: James R. Gibson.

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