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The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord

By: Brian Donahue

344 pages, 40 b/w illus, 12 col maps

Yale University Press

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #168353 | ISBN-13: 9780300123692
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About this book

The farmers of colonial New England have been widely accused of farming extensively, neglecting manure, wearing out their land, and moving on. This work offers a history of the early farming practices of Concord, Massachusetts, and challenges the long-standing notion that colonial husbandry degraded the land.


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Biography

Brian Donahue is associate professor of American environmental studies on the Jack Meyerhoff Foundation, Brandeis University. He has been active since 1975 in the land conservation and sustainable farming and forestry movements, and he is an active farmer in Weston, Massachusetts, where he serves on several town boards and organizations devoted to land protection.

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