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Notes from the ground : science, soil, and society in the American countryside

Author: Benjamin R Cohen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in 19th-century America. Integrating the history of science, environmental history and science studies, this text shows how and why agrarian Americans accepted, resisted and shaped scientific ways of knowing the land.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Cohen
ISBN: 9780300139235 0300139233 9780300177701 0300177704
OCLC Number: 317471735
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Distinguishing the georgic --
"The science of agriculture and book farming" : homespun virtue, dandy vice, and the credibility of "chimical men" in rural America --
Knowing nature, dabbling with Davy --
The agricultural society, the planter, and the slave : producing scientific views of Virginia county lands --
The geological survey, the professor, and his assistants : producing scientific views of the state of Virginia --
Agriculture, ethics, and the future of georgic science.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Cohen.

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Examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in nineteenth-century America. This book shows how and why agrarian Americans - yeoman farmers, gentleman planters,  Read more...

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"Cohen takes readers back to the Early Republic to explore how people thought about land and production, ingeniously demonstrating how day-to-day labor in fields and barns led farmers to adopt and Read more...

 
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