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It deserves to rank among the two or three really historic contributions to political science in the United States.

—James A. Beard

This discussion of the social order of an agricultural republic is Taylor's most popular and influential work. It includes materials on the relation of agriculture to the American economy, on agriculture and politics, and on the enemies of the agrarian republic. Both statesman and farmer, Taylor is often considered the deepest thinker of all the early Virginians.

M. E. Bradford was Professor of English at the University of Dallas until his death in 1993.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913966266
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1977
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426

Table of Contents

A Virginia Cato: John Taylor of Caroline and the Agrarian Republic, by M. E. Bradford 11
A Selected Bibliography 43
A Note on the Text 47
Author’s Preface to the Fourth Edition of Arator 49
Publisher’s Preface 59 ESSAYS
1. The Present State of Agriculture 65
2. The Present State of Agriculture, Continued 68
3. The Political State of Agriculture 73
4. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 77
5. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 82
6. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 86
7. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 89
8. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 93
9. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 98
10. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 101
11. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 105
12. The Political State of Agriculture, Continued 111
13. Slavery 115
14. Slavery, Continued 119
15. Overseers 126
16. Inclosing 130
17. Inclosing, Continued 134
18. Inclosing, Continued 138
19. Inclosing, Continued 141
20. Manuring 145
21. Manuring, Continued 149
22. Manuring, Continued 152
23. Manuring, Continued 155
24. Manuring, Continued 158
25. Manuring, Continued 161
26. Manuring, Continued 166
27. Manuring, Continued 172
28. Labour 176
29. Labour, Continued 182
30. Labour, Continued 185
31. Labour, Continued 189
32. Indian Corn 194
33. Indian Corn, Continued 201
34. Indian Corn, Continued 206
35. Indian Corn, Continued 211
36. Ploughing 215
37. Culmiferous Crops 221
38. Succulent Crops 225
39. Leguminous Crops 229
40. Live Stock 232
41. Live Stock, Continued 236
42. Live Stock, Continued 240
43. Live Stock, Continued 243
44. Sheep 248
45. Hogs 252
46. Hogs, Continued 256
47. Hogs, Continued 260
48. Succession of Crops 264
49. Live Fences 268
50. Orchards 272
51. Draining 277
52. Draining, Continued 281
53. Draining, Continued 285
54. Draining, Continued 289
55. Draining, Continued 294
56. Draining, Continued 299
57. Tobacco 304
58. The Economy of Agriculture 308
59. The Pleasures of Agriculture 313
60. The Rights of Agriculture 318
61. Agriculture and the Militia 325
62. Cotton 330
63. Hay and Fodder 333
64. The Present and Political State of Agriculture 336

Note A 351
Note B 356
Note C 359
Note D 367
Note E 370
Note F 372
Note G 379

Index 387

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