Drawing on primary documents such as farmer's diaries, small rural papers of the 19th century, and the publications of state agricultural societies, this provocative study presents an intelligent overview into the driving forces of that shaped American history in the Northeast.
Table of Contents A. Preface B. Acknowledgements and Dedication Section One: General Studies I. Maine's Changing Landscape to 1820 II. Maine and Its Public Domain III. Toward a Theory of Maine History IV. The Logging Frontier Section Two: Forest and Logging Studies V. Wood Pulp and Newspapers, 1867-1900 VI. Logging the Islands VII. Virgin Timber: The Maine Woods as a Locale for Juvenile Fiction Section Three: Tilling the Historic Past: Studies in Agricultural History VIII. William A. Drew and the Maine Shakers IX. Middle Range Farming in the Civil War Era: Life on a farm in Seneca County, New York X. Agriculture in New York State to 1880: The Impact of State (Public) Funds XI. North American Farmers and British Agriculture, 1795-1885 XII. The Coastal Shipping Trade on the Eve of the Railroad: Gardiner, Maine in the Early 1830s