FROM the time of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620 until the Civil War and the abolition of slavery in the middle of the last century, agriculture in the northern United States developed steadily from the smallest beginnings, progress being intimately associated with increasing colonisation and extension of occupied lands westward. In the present volume the authors have most ably presented the history of American agriculture up to the time that a radical change in the economic life of the nation was brought about by the Civil War. The account is one that will appeal to the general reader of history as well as to the agricultural worker; and, notwithstanding the wealth of detail, it captures the imagination and leaves a clear and forcible picture of the progress of agricultural development in the States.
History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620–1860.
By Dr. Percy Wells Bidwell Prof. John I. Falconer. (Publication No. 358.) Pp. xii + 512. (Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1925.)
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B., W. History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620–1860 . Nature 117, 506–508 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/117506a0