Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace, 1st, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn dust jacket. 288 pages. A detailed study of how industrialized farming is changing America's rural communities and small farm families. Circa post WW2. Sticker on spine of dj, otherwise clean, no markings.
Hardcover. Albany NY, New York Agricultural Society, 1st, 1834, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 192 pages, the first 12 issues of this early farming periodical, each 16 pages. Issues start with March 1834 and continue through February 1835. Bound in linen covered boards with a calf spine. Nice condition, minor foxing.
Softcover. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, reprint, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 338 pages. In North America industrial agriculture has now virtually displaced diversified family farming. The prevailing system depends heavily on labor supplied by migrants and immigrants, and its reliance on monoculture raises environmental concerns. In this book Jane Adams and contributors--anthropologists and political scientists among them--analyze the political dynamics that have transformed agriculture in the United States and Canada since the 1920s. The contributors demonstrate that people become politically active in arenas that range from the state to public discourse to relations between growers and their contractors or laborers, and that politics is a process that is intimately local as well as global. The farm financial crisis of the 1980s precipitated rapid consolidation of farms and a sharp decline in rural populations. It brought new actors into the political process, including organic farmers and environmentalists. Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed considers the politics of farm policy and the consequences of the increasing alignment of agricultural interests with the global economy. The first section of the book places North American agriculture in the context of the world system; the second, a series of case studies, examines the foundations of current U.S. policy; subsequent sections deal with the political implications for daily life and the politics of the environment.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press , 1st, 1951, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn and rubbed dust jacket that has some foxing. A biography of the frontierman who founded the condensed milk industry and built a successful national company. No markings.
Hardcover. NY, Nesterman Publishing., 1st, 1943, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth stamped in gilt. 263 pages, b/w illustrations by Al Coleman. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on the front fly leaf. A memoir of growing up on farms in central and western New York before the turn of the century. A hilarious account that recalls all the joys and a few of the mishaps that accompanied Horse and Buggy days on the farm. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. NY, King's Crown Press, 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, gray wrappers, 287 pages. Local government bodies known as county councils were the landlords for 25,000 small farmers, market gardeners, and part-time agriculturalists in England and Wales in 1935. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Brattleboro VT, Green Place Books , 1st, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in paper-covered boards, 264 pages. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR BILL MARES on title page. Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Vermont Beekeeping follows the trials and tribulations of beekeepers in Vermont. This dramatic history begins in the early 1800's following the life and times of inspired beekeepers that are the advance guard of a line of notable beekeepers that is to stretch through the centuries into modern times. Readers will discover a beekeeping lineage born and raised within a single Vermont county, and establishes a continuity of beekeeping knowledge and skill spanning more than a century. The lineage of beekeeping concludes in the present day as apiculturists throughout the world face some of the most challenging times in over 200 years with the possibility of honey bee extinction rearing its ugly head. Is it possible that by reflecting on the history of Vermont's beekeepers we can find clues about what is needed to help the honey bee thrive today and well into the future? Land of Milk and Honey will also explore the relationship between the people of Vermont and the countryside they inhabit: a land and people that shift and change through the centuries in ways that directly impact the health and well-being of bees and its beekeepers.
Hardcover. Baltimore MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 356 pages, b&w illustrations. Starrs offers a detailed and comprehensive look at one of America's most enduring institutions. Richly illustrated with 130 photographs and maps, the book combines the authentic detail of an insider's view (Starrs spent six years working cattle on the high desert Great Basin range) with a scholar's keen eye for objective analysis. Tracing the geography and history of ranching in the United States, Starrs tells how Anglo settlers first encountered the open grasslands of the West - an environment alien to most of the European experience." Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Norton, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. For over twenty-five years Tim Barnwell has explored the southern Appalachian region, documenting the farm culture, visiting with and photographing the people of its isolated mountain enclaves. The photographs in this collection provide a window onto a world that is quickly fading. Barnwell honors the richness and rhythms of everyday life-people in their homes and at work in the fields-and captures the beauty of the North Carolina mountains. These intimate portraits are complemented by oral histories, derived from conversations between the author and his subjects, through which individual stories unfold, rich in humor, joy, loss, and wisdom. 100 duotone photographs
Softcover. Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 51 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w photographs throughout by Carl Mydans throughout. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers.
Hardcover. Albany NY, Luther Tucker & Son, 1st, 1866, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, spine ends worn. 12mo; 338 pages. Brown cloth with gilt stamping, fading to spine, tiny holes to cloth along spine, illustrated with 400 engravings. Volume 4 only, covers 1864-5-6.Covers all aspects of agriculture and rural life. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean internally.
Hardcover. New York , Ezra Sargeant & Co., 1st US, 1802, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 259 pages, 13 plates of trees in rear, most fold-out, all with some foxing. Original leather binding, worn covers holding but rear board almost detached. Gilt title on spine "Forsyth on Fruit Trees" still readable. Previous owner's signature (dated 1803) on title page with notation on opposite page of when book was purchased. Pages very good with only light foxing.
Hardcover. Indianapolis, State of Indiana, 1st, 1870, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth covers with blind-stamp design, gilt title on spine. 432 pages interspersed with dozens of b&w detailed engravings of farm machinery from the period. Light foxing throughout.