• The Nature Of The Future

The Nature Of The Future

The Nature Of The Future

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  • Author
    Emily Pawley
  • Publisher
    University Of Chicago Press
  • Publication date
    20 April 2020

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Nature Of The Future

  • Author

    Emily Pawley

  • Date Published

    20 April 2020

  • Publisher

    University Of Chicago Press

  • Pages

    312 pages

  • ISBN

    9780226693972

Book Description

The Nature of the Future plumbs the innovative, far-ranging, and sometimes downright strange agricultural schemes of nineteenth-century farms in the northern US.

The nostalgic mist surrounding farms can make it hard to write their history, encrusting them with stereotypical rural virtues and unrealistically separating them from markets, capitalism, and urban influences. The Nature of the Future dispels this mist, focusing on a place and period of enormous agricultural vitality—antebellum New York State—to examine the largest, most diverse, and most active scientific community in nineteenth-century America. Emily Pawley shows how “improving” farmers practiced a science where conflicting visions of the future landscape appeared and evaporated in quick succession. Drawing from US history, environmental history, and the history of science, and extensively mining a wealth of antebellum agricultural publications, The Nature of the Future reveals how improvers transformed American landscapes and American ideas of expertise, success, and exploitation from the ground up.

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