Agriculture was the dominant American business in the 18th and 19th centuries, defining the nation’s character and cultural values
American Business: Agricultural Newspapers is the only historical newspaper collection with an exclusive focus on agriculture, agricultural technology and the economics of farming. Featuring newspapers from every region of the U.S., this unique resource captures the central role of farming in the growth of the United States. Economic, social and cultural historians, as well as science, technology and environmental specialists, will find the published record of farming and rural life critical to teaching and researching America in the 19th century.
Published in more than 30 states between 1788 and 1894, the 200-plus titles in this collection include California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners’ and Farmers’ Journal (Charlotte, NC), Long Island Farmer and Queens County Advertiser (Jamaica, NY), Western Stock Journal (Pleasonton, TX) and many others.
Timely coverage of agricultural sustainability practices
This collection is particularly relevant as the United States enters another agricultural transformation. Agricultural newspapers taught rural farmers to improve their practices and technologies using what now is called alternative agriculture—application of sustainable, or organic, farming methods geared to a region’s soil and climate.
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