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Steward of the Land - Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Thomas Affleck (Hardcover, Annotated edition) Loot Price: R1,256
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Steward of the Land - Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Thomas Affleck (Hardcover, Annotated edition)

Thomas Affleck; Edited by Lake Douglas

Series: The Hill Collection: Holdings of the LSU Libraries

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In the first collection of published writings of Thomas Affleck (1812-1868), Lake Douglas re-establishes the reputation of a tireless agricultural reformer, entrepreneur, and horticulturist. Affleck's wide range of interests - animal husbandry, agriculture, scientific farming, ornamental horticulture, insects, and hydrology, among others - should afford him a celebrated status in several disciplines; yet until now his immense contributions remained largely unheralded. Steward of the Land remedies this oversight with a broad, annotated selection of Affleck's works, rightfully placing him alongside his better-known contemporaries Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted. After immigrating to the United States from Scotland in 1832, Affleck witnessed the burgeoning American expansion and its major advances in agriculture and technology. He worked as a journalist for the influential Western Farmer and Gardener, covering Ohio, Kentucky, and the Mississippi River Valley. Affleck moved to Mississippi in 1842 to manage his new wife's failing plantation; there, he created one of the first commercial nurseries of the South while writing prolifically on numerous agrarian topics for regional periodicals and newspapers. From 1845 to 1865 he edited Affleck's Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation and Garden Calendar, published in New Orleans. Following a postwar move to Brenham, Texas, he published letters and essays about rebuilding that state's livestock herds and rejuvenating its agricultural labor forces. Steward of the Land includes excerpts from dozens of Affleck's articles on subjects ranging from bee keeping to gardening to orchard tending. This valuable single-volume resource reveals Affleck's astonishing breadth of horticultural knowledge and entrepreneurial sagacity, and his role in educating mid-nineteenth-century readers about agricultural products and practices, plant usage, and environmental stewardship. Never before collected or contextualised, Affleck's writings provide a firsthand account of the advancement of agricultural techniques and practices that created a new environmental awareness in America.

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Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Hill Collection: Holdings of the LSU Libraries
Release date: October 2014
First published: October 2014
Authors: Thomas Affleck
Editors: Lake Douglas
Dimensions: 231 x 161 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 296
Edition: Annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8071-5810-4
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Landscape art & architecture > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Botany & plant sciences > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > From 1900 > Reportage & collected journalism
Books > Gardening > Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
LSN: 0-8071-5810-0
Barcode: 9780807158104

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