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Book/Printed Material Address delivered before the Agricultural society of Rutland County, Sept. 30, 1847

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Title

  • Address delivered before the Agricultural society of Rutland County, Sept. 30, 1847

Summary

  • By the mid-nineteenth century, a few Americans were beginning to draw attention to the nation's destruction of its natural resources, especially its forests. None had a more powerful impact on the subsequent history of the conservation movement than George Perkins Marsh. In this speech on agricultural conditions, made while he was a Congressman from Vermont, Marsh draws attention to the human impact on climate, the problems caused by "the injudicious destruction of the woods" (p. 18), especially the effect on water and soil, and calls for replacing "improvident waste" (p. 18) with "a better economy in the management of our forest lands" (p. 17). At the time, these were radical notions, foreshadowing the pioneering synthesis of Marsh's magnum opus, Man and Nature (1864). American Memory.

Names

  • Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882

Created / Published

  • Rutland, Vt., Printed at the Herald office, 1848.

Headings

  • -  Agriculture

Notes

  • -  Published by request of the society.

Medium

  • 24 p. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • S523 .M36

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 12010421

Online Format

  • image

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Marsh, George P. Address delivered before the Agricultural society of Rutland County, Sept. 30. Rutland, Vt., Printed at the Herald office, 1848. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/12010421/.

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Marsh, G. P. (1848) Address delivered before the Agricultural society of Rutland County, Sept. 30. Rutland, Vt., Printed at the Herald office. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/12010421/.

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Marsh, George P. Address delivered before the Agricultural society of Rutland County, Sept. 30. Rutland, Vt., Printed at the Herald office, 1848. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/12010421/>.