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Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America

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A major history of early Americans' ideas about conservation Fifty years after the American Revolution, the yeoman farmers who made up a large part of the new country's voters faced a crisis. The very soil of American farms seemed to be failing, and agricultural prosperity, upon which the Republic was founded, was threatened. Steven Stoll's passionate and brilliantly argued book explores the tempestuous debates that erupted between "improvers," who believed in practices that sustained and bettered the soil of existing ...

Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America 2003, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809064304

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Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America 2002, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809064311

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