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Since precolonial times, agriculture has been deeply woven into the fabric of Pennsylvania’s history and culture. Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in than more sixty years and offers a completely new perspective. 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Part I: Beginnings
  1. Chapter 1. Colonial Pennsylvania Farming and the Atlantic World
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Chapter 2. Transformations in the New Republic, circa 1780–1830
  2. pp. 19-36
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  1. Part II: The Era of Regionalism, circa 1830–1910
  1. Chapter 3. Pennsylvania’s Farming Regions Evolve
  2. pp. 39-48
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  1. Chapter 4. Farm and City in Southeastern Pennsylvania, circa 1830–1910
  2. pp. 49-61
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  1. Chapter 5. Transformations on the Lancaster Plain: The Rise of America’s “Banner County”
  2. pp. 62-78
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  1. Chapter 6. A Different Rhythm: York and Adams Counties
  2. pp. 79-94
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  1. Chapter 7. Landlords and Tenants in the Ridge and Valley Region
  2. pp. 95-111
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  1. Chapter 8. The Susquehanna Lowlands: A Little Bit of Everything
  2. pp. 112-123
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  1. Chapter 9. Grassland Farming in the Northern Tier
  2. pp. 124-140
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  1. Chapter 10. Northwestern Pennsylvania: “A Hard Soil and a Fickle Climate”
  2. pp. 141-152
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  1. Chapter 11. Southwestern Pennsylvania: Riding a Wool Wave
  2. pp. 153-165
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  1. Chapter 12. Farms, Mines, and Industry on the Allegheny Mountain Plateau
  2. pp. 166-182
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  1. Part III: The Diverse Landscapes of Modernization, circa 1910–1965
  1. Chapter 13. Modernization Comes to the Pennsylvania Farm
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Chapter 14. Cows and Chickens: Statewide Trends toward Dairy and Poultry Production
  2. pp. 193-215
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  1. Chapter 15. Persistent Localism: Local Marketing and Farm Household Self-Provisioning, circa 1910–1965
  2. pp. 216-227
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  1. Chapter 16. Potatoes in Dutch Country: Lehigh County, circa 1910–1960
  2. pp. 228-240
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  1. Chapter 17. Potter County, Unlikely Stop on the “Florida Itinerary”
  2. pp. 241-254
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  1. Chapter 18. Provisioning Tourists: Farming in the Pocono Region, circa 1865–1960
  2. pp. 255-268
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  1. Chapter 19. The Lake Erie Fruit and Vegetable Belt
  2. pp. 269-282
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  1. Chapter 20. Apples in Adams: The Rise of the Adams County Fruit Belt, 1875–1960
  2. pp. 283-298
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  1. Chapter 21. Mushroom Country: How a Fungus Became Pennsylvania’s Top “Vegetable”
  2. pp. 299-313
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  1. Chapter 22. Amish Farming Landscapes
  2. pp. 314-332
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  1. Part IV: Pennsylvania Farming in the Late Twentieth Century
  1. Chapter 23. Swimming with the Agricultural Mainstream: Pennsylvania Farm Landscapes since 1960
  2. pp. 335-354
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  1. Chapter 24. Alternative Voices
  2. pp. 355-365
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 366-372
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 373-408
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 409-450
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 451-456
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822983064
Related ISBN
9780822945154
MARC Record
OCLC
1021029699
Pages
472
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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