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The Resource Sowing modernity : America's first agricultural revolution, Peter D. McClelland

Sowing modernity : America's first agricultural revolution, Peter D. McClelland

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Sowing modernity : America's first agricultural revolution
Title
Sowing modernity
Title remainder
America's first agricultural revolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. McClelland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Contrary to those who regard the economic transformation of the West as a gradual process spanning centuries, Peter D. McClelland claims the initial transformation of American agriculture was an unmistakable revolution. He asks when a single crucial quetion was first directed persistently, pervasively, and systematically to farming practices: Is there a better way?" "McClelland surveys practices from crop rotation to livestock breeding, with a particular focus on the change in implements used to produce small grains. With wit and verve and an abundance of detail, he demonstrates that the first great surge in inventive activity in agronomy in the United States took place following the War of 1812, much of it in a fifteen-year period ending in 1830." "With the aid of more than 270 illustrations, many of them taken from contemporary sources, McClelland describes this stunning transformation in a manner rarely found in the agricultural literature. How primitive farming implements worked, what their defects were, and how they were initially redesigned are explained in a manner intelligible to the novice and yet offering analysis and information of special interest to the expert."--BOOK JACKET
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClelland, Peter D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agriculture
  • United States
  • Agrarische ontwikkeling
  • Vernieuwing
  • Landbouwwerktuigen
  • Sociaal-economische geschiedenis
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Geschichte 1812-1830
  • Innovation
  • USA
Label
Sowing modernity : America's first agricultural revolution, Peter D. McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-337) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem -- The approach -- Plowing -- Sowing -- Harrowing -- Cultivating -- Reaping -- Threshing -- Winnowing and straw cutting -- Novus Ordo Seclorum? -- Remedies for soil exhaustion -- Breeding and raising livestock
Control code
ocn605051883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728655
Lccn
97009030
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
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/ctv5qrp7c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605051883
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Sowing modernity : America's first agricultural revolution, Peter D. McClelland
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-337) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem -- The approach -- Plowing -- Sowing -- Harrowing -- Cultivating -- Reaping -- Threshing -- Winnowing and straw cutting -- Novus Ordo Seclorum? -- Remedies for soil exhaustion -- Breeding and raising livestock
Control code
ocn605051883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728655
Lccn
97009030
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
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/ctv5qrp7c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605051883
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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