The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century

A Social and Cultural History

Author: Richard L. Bushman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300235208

Category: History

Page: 352

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An illuminating study of America’s agricultural society during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Founding eras 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. The book describes the tragic effects on the native population of farmers’ efforts to provide farms for their children and examines how climate created the divide between the free North and the slave South. Bushman also traces midcentury rural violence back to the century’s population explosion. An engaging work of historical scholarship, the book draws on a wealth of diaries, letters, and other writings—including the farm papers of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington—to open a window on the men, women, and children who worked the land in early America.
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The American Farmer

A Complete Agricultural Library, with Useful Facts for the Household ...

Author: Charles Louis Flint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Farm

A Year in the Life of an American Farmer

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289659

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3281

Describes the challenges and rewards faced by modern farms in the Midwest, and looks at the seasonal milestones of rural life
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The American Farmer

Author: John S. Skinner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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American Farmer

The Heart of Our Country

Author: Katrina Fried,Paul Mobley

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 9781599621296

Category: Photography

Page: 275

View: 5499

A compelling collection of more than 150 full-color and black-and-white photographs offers profiles of farming families across the United States, capturing the heart and soul of the nation's farm communities and their rural culture in every region of America. 25,000 first printing.
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Letters from an American Farmer

Author: J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur,William Peterfield Trent,Ludwig Lewisohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nantucket (Mass.)

Page: 355

View: 1525

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Problems of plenty

the American farmer in the twentieth century

Author: R. Douglas Hurt

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3662

Here is a compact narrative history of American agriculture over the last century.
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Global Agriculture and the American Farmer

Opportunities for U.S. Leadership

Author: Kimberly Ann Elliott

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 1944691006

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 2576

The United States is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of a range of agricultural commodities, and the largest provider of foreign assistance, so U.S. policies have big effects on global food security and other global public goods linked to agriculture. On the positive side of the ledger, President Obama created the Feed the Future aid initiative to promote agricultural development in poorer countries as a tool to achieve the global goals of ending hunger and extreme poverty, which are mostly rural. But that generosity is undercut by U.S. support for farmers that distorts global markets and ignores negative spillovers for the rest of the world. In this book, Elliott focuses on three policy areas that are particularly damaging for developing countries: traditional agricultural subsidy and trade policies that support the incomes of American farmers at the expense of farmers elsewhere; the biofuels mandate, which in its current form increases market volatility while doing little if anything to mitigate climate change; and weak regulation of antibiotic use in livestock, which contributes to the global spread of drug-resistant super bugs. While noting that broad reforms are needed to fix these problems, Elliott also identifies practical steps that U.S. policymakers could take in the relatively short run to improve farm policies—for American taxpayers and consumers as well as for the poor and vulnerable in developing countries.
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The American farmer and the New Deal

Author: Theodore Saloutos

Publisher: Iowa State Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 9330

Discusses the effects of the Agricultural Adjustment Act on U.S. farmers, looks at the political problems that influenced farm policy, and recounts the effort for rural electrification
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American Farm Book

Author: Richard Lamb Allen,Joel Barlow,Daniel Jay Browne

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429014180

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 2057

""Richard Allen's 1850 work is a comprehensive introduction to American agriculture for the practical farmer. This volume is bound together with Joel Barlow's famous agricultural poem """"The Hasty-Pudding, a poem in Three Cantos"""" and with """"A Memoir on Maize or Indian Corn,"""" compiled by D.J. Browne.""
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The American Farmer

Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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4th ser., v. 1-4 includes the Proceedings of the 1st-11th annual meetings (1848-58) of the Maryland State Agricultural Society.
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The New American Farmer

Profiles of Agricultural Innovation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888626094

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 198

View: 9779

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The American Farmer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 3203

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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

Author: Ted Genoways

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292584

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5997

Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America? The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in York County, Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege. Rising corporate ownership of land and livestock is forcing small farmers to get bigger and bigger, assuming more debt and more risk. At the same time, after nearly a decade of record-high corn and soybean prices, the bottom has dropped out of the markets, making it ever harder for small farmers to shoulder their loans. All the while, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day. This Blessed Earth is both a concise exploration of the history of the American small farm and a vivid, nuanced portrait of one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.
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Letters from an American Farmer

Author: J. Crèvecoeur

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429000104

Category: History

Page: 396

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First published in England in 1782, Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer was one of the first works to describe the character of the average American at the close of the Revolutionary War. His famous question, ""What, then, is the American, this new man?"", summarized the European's interest in and questioning of the new country of America at a time when centuries of tradition had just been overturned and post-colonial Americans were attempting to describe themselves in a new way. Through the character of James, the letters celebrate the land of America, its space and fertility, and the character of Americans themselves, their work ethic and spirit of personal determination. The Letters also look at the darker side of American life, particularly the issue of slavery. The discussions of American identity, participation in war (or not), and the perception of immigrants and their ethnicity make this book as relevant to our understanding of ourselves today as it was in 1782.
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Dirt Under My Nails

An American Farmer and Her Changing Land

Author: Marilee Foster

Publisher: Bridgeworks

ISBN: 1461623162

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 1508

A woman farmer observes with a poetic and appreciative eye the transformation of the plant and animal life on her land through the changing seasons, and now through the encroachment of residential development.
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Reclaiming the American Farmer

The Reinvention of a Regional Mythology in Twentieth-century Southern Writing

Author: Mary Weaks-Baxter

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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In this stimulating study, Mary Weaks-Baxter views the Southern Renaissance, 1900--1960, from a fresh perspective. Many writers in the South began consciously to create new myths for the region at the start of the twentieth century, and these myths, Weaks-Baxter argues, reframed southern history and culture. Instead of being rooted in the plantation culture that had provided inspiration for nineteenth-century southern writers, the new literature was inspired by "southern folk," the common people who farmed the earth and whose values derived from Jeffersonian agrarianism and democracy. By glorifying the yeoman farmer -- a figure not only central to southern life but revered throughout the country -- southern writers confirmed the essential Americanness of southern literature and the southernness of American history, creating a viable myth that offered the promise of renewal and purpose. To illustrate how the myth crossed racial, gender, and economic boundaries as well as geographic lines, Weaks-Baxter examines the work of diverse writers, including Willa Cather, Ellen Glasgow, Olive Dargan, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Jesse Stuart, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Harriette Arnow, William Faulkner, and the Nashville Agrarians. Their portrayals of the lives of common men and women provided hope for all Americans as they were confronted with industrialization and the Great Depression. Weaks-Baxter shows how this agrarian fable led to a new Southern Renaissance in the late twentieth century, influencing the work of contemporary southern writers such as Madison Smartt Bell, Wendell Berry, Alice Walker, Dori Sanders, and Bobbie Ann Mason. With lively arguments and keen insights, Reclaiming the American Farmer will change the terms of discussion about the Southern Renaissance and southern literature in general as it demonstrates how mythologies can unify southerners as well as divide them.
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Author: Miriam Horn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324735X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 8536

Now a feature-length documentary on the Discovery channel narrated by Tom Brokaw. “Lush, gorgeously written…A profoundly hopeful book.” —Tina Rosenberg, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award A Kirkus Best Book of 2016 Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental work—restoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans—would not call themselves environmentalists; they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land: the iconic terrain where explorers and cowboys, pioneers and riverboat captains forged the American identity. They feel a moral responsibility to preserve this heritage and natural wealth, to ensure that their families and communities will continue to thrive. Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work and family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.
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