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The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Richard Lyman Bushman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The book argues that all eighteenth-century farmers sought first and foremost to provide basic subsistence for their families. The first aim of all farmers was self-provisioning. Even large planters ... More


The Farm Idea: The Life Plans of Family Farmers

Richard Lyman Bushman

in The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter argues that family security was the first aim of farmers. They believed that given adequate land they could provide for themselves year by year and in time set up their children on farms ... More


American Agriculture, 1800–1862

Richard Lyman Bushman

in The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

After 1800, the primary market for agricultural products shifted from overseas ports to cities in the United States. Growing urban populations created an ever-increasing demand, not only for standard ... More


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