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Pennsylvania farming : a history in landscapes

by McMurry, Sally Ann, 1954- (Author)

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Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in more than sixty years. Sally McMurry goes beyond a strictly economic approach and considers the diverse forces that helped shape the farming landscape, from physical factors to cultural repertoires to labor systems. Above... Full description

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Summary: Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in more than sixty years. Sally McMurry goes beyond a strictly economic approach and considers the diverse forces that helped shape the farming landscape, from physical factors to cultural repertoires to labor systems. Above all, the people who created and worked on Pennsylvania's farms are placed at the center of attention. More than 150 photographs inform the interpretation, which offers a sweeping look at the evolution of Pennsylvania's agricultural landscapes right up to the present day.
Physical Description: xiii, 456 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-450) and index.
ISBN: 9780822945154
0822945150
Author Notes: Sally McMurry is professor emerita of history at Pennsylvania State University and former president of the Agricultural History Society. She is the author of a number of books on landscape and architectural history, including most recently From Sugar Camps to Star Barns: Rural Life and Landscape in a Western Pennsylvania Community.
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