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Washington at the plow : the founding farmer and the question of slavery

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text Washington at the plow : the founding farmer and the question of slavery

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Summary
"George Washington spent most of his time farming, often employing experimental methods. Washington saw slave-powered scientific agriculture as the key to the nation's prosperity. Bruce Ragsdale argues that it was slave labor's inefficiency as muc... Read more
Contents
Introduction: The life of a husbandman -- The experiments of a Virginia planter -- The agricultural foundations of independence -- Mount Vernon in wartime -- New farming in a new nation -- Enslaved agricultural labor at Mount Vernon -- Cincinnatus... Read more
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vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2021

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