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William I. Meyers and the Modernization of the American Agriculture

Douglas Slaybaugh

9781557532794
283 pages
Purdue University Press
Overview
William I. Myers and the Modernization of American Agriculture is teh first book-length study of one of the leaders of the twentieth-century effort to transform farming from a way of life into a science and a business. This biography of Myers offers an opportunity to deal with a central theme of agricultural history - the triumph of modernization over agrarianism. Author Douglas Slaybaugh deftly uses that theme to define the meaning of life.