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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edmund Ruffin; Jack Temple Kirby
|Description:||xxxi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Production as Moral Imperative: The Morals of Agriculture (1822) --
2. A Malthusian Crisis: A Letter from George Henry Walker and Ruffin's Response (1836) --
3. The Old Dominion's Declension: Sketch of the Progress of Agriculture in Virginia, and the Causes of Its Decline (1836) --
4. On Fencing - Against the Open Range: Letters and Editorials (1833-1835) --
5. Malaria - Against Mill Ponds: On the Sources of Malaria, or Autumnal Diseases, in Virginia, and the Means of Remedy and Prevention (1838) --
6. Public Health and Recycling: Desultory Observations on the Police of Health, in Virginia - As It Is, and as It Ought to Be (1837) --
7. Reclamation - Against Erosion: On Draining Addressed to Young Farmers (1833-1834) --
8. Farming the Great Dismal Swamp: Hasty Observations on the Agriculture of the County of Nansemond (1836) --
9. The Great Dismal: "Jottings Down" in the Swamp (1839) --
10. Carolina Swamps and Heroic Reclamation: Notes of a Steam Journey (1840) --
11. Pines as Monuments and Commodities: Notes on the Pine Trees of Lower Virginia and North Carolina (1859) --
12. The Geology of Low Country Progress: Agricultural Features of Virginia and North Carolina (1857) --
13. Toward the Managed Landscape: An Address on the Opposite Results of Exhausting and Fertilizing Systems of Agriculture (1852/1860).
|Responsibility:||Edmund Ruffin ; edited by Jack Temple Kirby.|
"Kirby's literate introduction provides insights into how Ruffin's experiences and wide reading affected his ideas, and provides a critical overview of published writings by and about Ruffin. . . .