The Agricultural Origins of the United States

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The United States today is the world’s top agricultural exporter, sending roughly half of what it grows, raises and farms abroad for a world hungry for beef, pork, grain and other foodstuffs essential to life, health and nutrition. Although less than two percent of Americans actively farm for a living, the legacy of demographic settlement patterns, logistical, industrial and well as financial innovations in places like Chicago can all be traced to the great American harvest.

The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 119 – The Agricultural Origins of the United States

— References —

– Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Ideal, Hanson (1997)
– Why Did Rome Fall–And Why Does It Matter Now?, Hanson (2010) – http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/why-did-rome-fall-and-why-does-it-matter-now/

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