"Among its many persuasive arguments, "Notes from the Ground "establishes that's America agricultural improvers were not empty vessels yearning for scientific advice from European chemists. Rather, their georgic framework combined with practical experiences meant that America had established the organizations, rhetoric, and forms of communication that became forums of 'scientizing the land' (p.145)." --Mark Finlay, "Technology and Culture""" --Mark Finlay "Technology and Culture "
About the Author
Benjamin R. Cohen is assistant professor at Lafayette College.