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The Resource American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land, edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson

American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land, edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson

Label
American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land
Title
American georgics
Title remainder
writings on farming, culture, and the land
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Thomas Jeffersons Monticello to Michelle Obamas White House organic garden, the image of America as a nation of farmers has persisted from the beginnings of the American experiment. In this rich and evocative collection of agrarian writing from the past two centuries, writers from Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur to Wendell Berry reveal not only the great reach and durability of the American agrarian ideal, but also the ways in which society has contested and confronted its relationship to agriculture over the course of generations. Drawing inspiration from Virgils agrarian epic poem, Georgics this collection presents a complex historical portrait of the American character through its relationship to the land. From the first European settlers eager to cultivate new soil, to the Transcendentalist, utopian, and religious thinkers of the nineteenth century, American society has drawn upon the vision of a pure rural life for inspiration. Back-to-the-land movements have surged and retreated in the past centuries yet provided the agrarian roots for the environmental movement of the past forty years. Interpretative essays and a sprinkling of illustrations accompany excerpts from each of these periods of American agrarian thought, providing a framework for understanding the sweeping changes that have confronted the nations landscape
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hagenstein, Edwin C.
  • Gregg, Sara M.
  • Donahue, Brian
Series statement
Yale agrarian studies series
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  • Agriculture
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Agriculture
  • United States
Label
American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land, edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shaping the agrarian republic, 1780-1825 -- A nation of farmers: the promise and peril of American agriculture, 1825-1860 -- The machine in the garden: the rise of American romanticism -- Agriculture in an industrializing nation, 1860-1910 -- Agrarians in an industrial nation, 1900-1945 -- Southern agrarianism, 1925-1940 -- Back to the land again, 1940-present
Control code
ocn719383048
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 406 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171846
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q7v6m
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719383048
Label
American georgics : writings on farming, culture, and the land, edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue ; foreword by Wes Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shaping the agrarian republic, 1780-1825 -- A nation of farmers: the promise and peril of American agriculture, 1825-1860 -- The machine in the garden: the rise of American romanticism -- Agriculture in an industrializing nation, 1860-1910 -- Agrarians in an industrial nation, 1900-1945 -- Southern agrarianism, 1925-1940 -- Back to the land again, 1940-present
Control code
ocn719383048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 406 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171846
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q7v6m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719383048

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