Ronald Jager


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in McBain, Michigan, The United States
December 02, 1932

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Writer and former Yale philosophy professor Ronald Jager grew up on his family’s farm in McBain, Michigan, which he chronicled in his popular memoir Eighty Acres: Elegy for a Family Farm. After graduating from Northern Michigan Christian High School and moving on to Calvin College, Jager earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University.

He left a teaching career to become a writer, penning essays for publications such as Harper’s Magazine, in addition to books on farm life, including The Fate of Family Farming: Variations on an American Idea and Last House on the Road: Excursions Into a Rural Past. A New Hampshire resident for many decades, Jager has written books and essays on that state’s history.

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Eighty Acres: Elegy for a F...

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The Fate of Family Farming:...

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Last House on the Road: Exc...

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The Granite State: New Hamp...

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Portrait of a Hill Town: A ...

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The Development of Bertrand...

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A Sacred Deposit: The Meeti...

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New Hampshire, An Illustrat...

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