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History and Prehistory in the
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I. The Thematic Framework

XI. Agriculture

This theme deals with the practice of plant and animal husbandry within the present territory of the United States. Emphasized are the development of various farming techniques and the varieties of crops, livestock, and implements employed over time and in differing regions.

A. Era of Adaptation, 1607-1763
B. Plantation Agriculture, 1607-1860
C. Era of Subsistence Agriculture, 1763-1820
D. The Plantation Breaks up, Sharecropping, and Tenant Farming, 1860-
E. Mechanical Agriculture as Business Enterprise Beyond Self-Sufficiency, 1820-
E. Farming on the East Coast for Local Markets (Dairying, Fruits, and Vegetables

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