An American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s

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5.54 X 8.6 X 0.49 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Cardy Raper received a Masters in Science degree from The University of Chicago and a PhD from Harvard University. She has been extensively published in national and international scientific journals and was named a University of Vermont Research Professor Emerita in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She was recently honored by being elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the author of A Woman of Science: An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms.

"In the tradition of the Foxfire Series, a wonderfully authentic swatch of Americana ranging from tobacco raising to hog butchering, old-time revivals to community corn-shucking, and clannish feuds to mutual help in times of need . . . a loving evocation of a hard way to live. I loved these stories." -- Howard Frank Mosher, author of Walking to Gatlinburg
"Cardy Raper ably shows how the family's success was forged in an environment marked by incessant hard work, strong moral and ethical values, active civic engagement, and perhaps above all a thirst for education. The work offers a window into an American way of life that seems long ago and far away a century later." -- Clifford M. Kuhn, Georgia State University, author of At the Crossroads: Arthur Raper, the South, and the World, University of North Carolina Press