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Larding the Lean Earth

Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America

Larding the Lean Earth( )
Author: Stoll, Steven
ISBN:978-0-8090-6430-4
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:Hill & Wang
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

A Major History of Early Americans' Ideas about Conservation

Fifty years after the Revolution, American farmers faced a crisis: the failing soils of the Atlantic states threatened the agricultural prosperity upon which the republic was founded.Larding the Lean Earth explores the tempestuous debates that erupted between "improvers," intent on sustaining the soil of existing farms, and "emigrants," who thought it wiser and more "American" to move westward as the...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:0.88 Pounds



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