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The American farmer in the eighteenth century : a social and cultural history

Author: Richard L Bushman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the eighteenth century, three-quarters of Americans made their living from farms. This authoritative history explores the lives, cultures, and societies of America's farmers from colonial times through the founding of the nation. Noted historian Richard Bushman explains how all farmers sought to provision themselves while still actively engaged in trade, making both subsistence and commerce vital to farm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bushman, Richard L.
American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017942158
(OCoLC)1005113453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Bushman
ISBN: 9780300235203 0300235208
OCLC Number: 1035556249
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: PART ONE. FARM THOUGHT. 1. The Farm Idea. The Life Plans of Family Farmers. 2. A Note on Sources. How Documents Think --
PART TWO. NORTH AMERICA, 1600-1800. 3. The Nature of the South. The Creation of Sectional Systems. 4. Generation of Violence. A Population Explosion Ignites Conflict --
PART THREE. CONNECTICUT, 1640-1760. 5. Uncas and Joshua. The Acquisition of Connecticut. 6. Sons and Daughters. Provision for the Young. 7. Farmers' Markets. How the Exchange Economy Formed Society --
PART FOUR. PENNSYLVANIA, 1760-76. 8. Crèvecoeur's Pennsylvania. Farming in the Middle Colonies. 9. Revolution. Why Farmers Fought. 10. Family Mobility. The Lincolns of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois --
PART FIVE. VIRGINIA, 1776-1800. 11. Founding Farmers. The Contradictions of the Planter Class. 12. Jefferson's Neighbors. Economy, Society, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Virginia. 13. Learning Slavery. How Slaves Learned to Be Slaves and Whites to Become Masters --
PART SIX. APPROACHING THE PRESENT. 14. American Agriculture, 1800-1862.
Responsibility: Richard Lyman Bushman.
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In the eighteenth century, three-quarters of Americans made their living from farms. This authoritative history explores the lives, cultures, and societies of America's farmers from colonial times through the founding of the nation. Noted historian Richard Bushman explains how all farmers sought to provision themselves while still actively engaged in trade, making both subsistence and commerce vital to farm economies of all sizes.

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"[A] landmark book."-Robert A. Gross, The Journal of American History"The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century offers a broad and deep look at the roughly three hundred thousand farms that Read more...

 
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