The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada by John ClarkeThe Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada by John Clarke

The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper Canada

byJohn Clarke

Paperback | September 21, 2011

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Clarke covers a remarkable number of topics, including geographic factors in the choice of agricultural land, land acquisition and clearance, energy expended in clearing and planting the land, and selection of specific crops and their extent and yields in particular combinations of soils. He also investigates the geographic parameters for wheat production - which drove the local economy - and the cultural origins of farmers as it relates to their use of intensive and extensive agriculture. Brimming with detail and expert analysis, The Ordinary People of Essex is an illuminating study of settler life and the conditions that make it possible to found a community. It complements the author's award-winning Land, Power, and Economics.
John Clarke is a Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University and a recent recipient of the Canadian Association of Geographers' award for service to Ontario geography.
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Title:The Ordinary People of Essex: Environment, Culture, and Economy on the Frontier of Upper CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:776 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 21, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773537775

ISBN - 13:9780773537774

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