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American Georgics: Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land

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From Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to Michelle Obama's 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 dur ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Yale University Press
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Aug 06, 2011 sdw rated it liked it
This book collects and periodizes selected works of major American proponents of agrarianism and their critics. The selection of texts would be excellent for classroom use. Included are pieces by James Madison, George Perkins Marsh, Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Aldo Leopold, Wes Jackson, and Wendell Berry. There is a fantastic introduction to the book, to each chapter, and to each contributor.

The books starts with Jefferson vs. Hamilton and their disagreement provides a strong framework for
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