The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada

The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada

by John Clarke
ISBN-10:
0773536744
ISBN-13:
9780773536746
Pub. Date:
11/23/2010
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press

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The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada


Clarke covers a remarkable number of topics, including geographic factors in the choice of agricultural land, land acquisition and clearance, energy expended in clearing and planting the land, and selection of specific crops and their extent and yields in particular combinations of soils. He also investigates the geographic parameters for wheat production - which drove the local economy - and the cultural origins of farmers as it relates to their use of intensive and extensive agriculture. Brimming with detail and expert analysis, The Ordinary People of Essex is an illuminating study of settler life and the conditions that make it possible to found a community. It complements the author's award-winning Land, Power, and Economics.

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ISBN-13: 9780773536746
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: Carleton Library Series
Pages: 776
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

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