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Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, & Society in the American Countryside (Yale Agrarian Studies)

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Notes from the Ground examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in nineteenth-century America. Integrating the history of science, environmental history, and science studies, the book shows how and why agrarian Americans--yeoman farmers, gentleman planters, politicians, and policy makers alike--accepted, resisted, and shaped scientific ways of knowing the land. By detailing the changing perceptions of soil treatment, Benjamin Cohen shows that the credibility of new soil practices grew not from the arrival of professional chemists, but out of an existing ideology of work, knowledge, and citizenship.

About the Author

Benjamin R. Cohen is assistant professor of science, technology, and society at the University of Virginia. He lives in Palmyra, VA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300177701
Author:
Cohen, Benjamin R.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 in 1.2 lb

Related Subjects

Engineering » Engineering » History
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General

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