Agricultural Periodicals from the Southern, Midwestern, and Western US, 1800-1878
The Agricultural Periodicals from the Southern, Midwestern, and Western U.S., 1800-1878 focuses on agriculture during the 19th century. As most Americans still lived on farms and agriculture was the country's leading industry throughout the century, literature about agricultural development -- from raising crops and keeping bees to caring for livestock and erecting farm structures -- was extremely important. These magazines contain rich content, including advertisements for fertilizer dealers and makers of farm equipment, recipes and advice for farm women, instructions for performing one's own medical and veterinary treatments, records of the latest technological and agricultural developments, reports from agricultural fairs, and more. Not surprisingly, regional periodicals were especially popular, adapted to the particular climates and soil conditions of the area. This collection contains periodicals published in the West, Midwest, and South; representative titles are: Oregon Cultivator, the Southern Ruralist and Horticultural Intelligencer, the Georgia Grange, the Nebraska Farmer, the Rural Carolinian, the North Western Prairie Farmer, the Ohio Valley Farmer, the Cherokee Agriculturist, the Colorado Farmer and Live Stock Journal, the Spirit of Arkansas, the Farmers' Journal, Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture, and the California Horticulturist and Floral Magazine.