Larding the Lean Earth

Larding the Lean Earth

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… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2003)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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