Steven Stoll
Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America
September 20, 2019 Comments.. 842
Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America Steven Stoll A Major History of Early Americans Ideas about ConservationFifty 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 existingA Major History of Early Americans Ideas about ConservationFifty 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 American to move westward as the soil gave out Larding the Lean Earth is a signal work of environmental history and an original contribution to the study of antebellum America.. Larding the Lean Earth Soil and Society in Nineteenth Century America A Major History of Early Americans Ideas about ConservationFifty years after the Revolution American farmers faced a crisis the failing soils of the Atlantic states threatened the agricultural prospe
  • Title: Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Author: Steven Stoll
  • ISBN: 9780809064304
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America Steven Stoll

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    1. Peter says:

      This is a terrific book Its ostensible subject is the imporvement movements that took place in the early to mid nineteenth century as farmers came to realize that their practices were destroying soil fertility But while the book is a splendid evocation of that era, Stoll is also unafraid to draw parallels to today s situation, which makes this truly a book with a powerful and relevant message.

    2. Zachary Bennett says:

      This is a book that addresses an issue part of the country that is usually overlooked the eastern states reaction to outmigration and fears of degeneration in regards to soil Larding mixes agroscience with history The book charts the rise of the Improvement movement during the 1820 30s which sought to create a sustainable ethic in regards land use This concern arose from outward migration, which was due to supposed depletion overuse of soils the tablecloth of civilization Americans idolized Bri [...]

    3. Samuel says:

      This is an ambitious history of early Americans ideas about conservation During the 1820s 30s 40s, Americans saw their soil failing and their agricultural prosperity threatened Steven Stoll s depicts the two strains of response improvers wanted to sustain and better the soil of existing farms while emigrants encouraged American farmers to move westward as the soil gave out Examining dozens of journals from New York to Virginia and two groups of farmers, in Pennsylvania and South Carolina , Stoll [...]

    4. Kristi says:

      Stroll makes a case for agricultural improvement of the 19th century as precursors to the American land conservation movement later in the century Improvement is socially and politically diametric to the advocates of Manifest Destiny and westward emigration to virgin land, when the occupied land tired Stroll situates soil as a central cultural artifact of American culture Stroll s intensive use if farming publications and his ability to tie improvement advocates into the broader social and polit [...]

    5. Laura says:

      Reading for class

    6. Anne Thessen says:

      Very informative

    7. Forestofglory says:

      This had lot interesting ideas related to things I care about such as the beginnings of industrial agriculture, and how people thought about nature but the arguments never really gelled for me Also I wanted the author to come out an condemn slavery as the evil it was but he never quite did and that bugged me.

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