American Agriculture: A Brief History

American Agriculture: A Brief History

by R. Douglas Hurt, Douglas R. Hurt
     
 

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R.Douglas Hurt's brief history of American agriculture, from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century, is written for anyone coming to this subject for the first time. It also provides a ready reference to the economic, social, political, scientific, and technological changes that have most affected farming in America. American Agriculture is a story of

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R.Douglas Hurt's brief history of American agriculture, from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century, is written for anyone coming to this subject for the first time. It also provides a ready reference to the economic, social, political, scientific, and technological changes that have most affected farming in America. American Agriculture is a story of considerable achievement and success, but it is also a story of greed, racism, and violence. Hurt offers a provocative look at history that has been shaped by the best and worst of human nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557532817
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

R. Douglas Hurt was Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University in Ames and is now Head of the History Department at Purdue University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including African American Life in the Rural South, 1900-1950 and Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie.

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