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This is an interesting book about a very under appreciated aspect of US history the role of Northern fa. The United States was an overwhelmingly rural society before the Civil War and for some time afterward There were cities and factories of course especially in the northern seaboard states In 1860 Manhattan's population was nearing a million Brooklyn which had been farmland at the time of the American Revolution was itself home to 250000 New England's mill towns were already

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known and rowth elicited awe But these were exceptions In the same year 80% of Americans were already well known and Chicago's The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States growth elicited awe But these were exceptions In the same year 80% of Americans in rural places of 2500 inhabitants or fewer While 59% of the labor force worked in agriculture only 15% worked in manufacturing As the newspaperman Jesse Buel put it at the time agriculture remained thereat business of civilized lifeIn this sweeping look at rural society from the American Revolution to the Civil War Ariel Ron argues that agricultural history is absolutely central to. Grassroots LeviathanWork of economist Henry carey on the economic and nutrient connections between on the economic and nutrient connections between and the countrysid. Farmers became increasingly organized they pressed new demands on the federal overnment that inevitably challenged the entrenched prerogatives of southern slaveholders Ideologically and organizationally agricultural reform conditioned the emergence of the Republican Party and the North's break with the slaveholding republic The movement culminated in the creation of the US Department of Agriculture and the land rant university system These agencies reconfigured the nature and purpose of the American state of Agriculture and the land rant university system These agencies reconfigured the nature and purpose of the American state the same time as they came to revolutionize farming in the United States and the world overLooking at farmers as serious independent agents in the making unmaking and independent agents in the making unmaking and of the American republic Grassroots Leviathan offers an original take on the causes of the Civil War the rise of federal power and American economic ascent during the nineteenth centur. ,

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Rmers in shaping politics before the Civil War me the most interesting part was the Civil War For me the most interesting part was 4 the. Understanding the nation's formative period Upending the myth that the Civil War pitted an industrial North against an agrarian South Grassroots Leviathan traces the rise of a powerful agricultural reform movement spurred by northern farmers Showing that farming dominated the lives of the majority of Americans in the North and the South through almost the entire nineteenth century Ron traces how middle class farmers in the Greater Northeast built a movement of semipublic agricultural societies fairs and periodicals that together fundamentally recast the relationship of rural people to market forces and overning structuresBy the 1850s Ron writes this massive movement boasted over a thousand organizations And The Influence To Have Congress Publish the influence to have Congress publish agricultural reports in editions that rivaled sales of Uncle Tom's Cabin the era's runaway bestseller As northern.