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The New England Farmer was one of the earliest agricultural journals established in the United States and the first and foremost in New England. It is a valuable source of information on the nature of agriculture and society in early nineteenth-century New England, a period of transition from the traditions of home production and processing to the requirements of commercial agriculture. Its coverage of issues such as the changing economy, fashion, temperance, and moral reform is of value to social historians in general.
At this year’s ARLIS Meeting, ProQuest wanted to try out something new to capture the attention of the very creative and highly visual ARLIS membership: art quote submissions!
In the first of a series of posts by members of our dissertations team, Paul Waldock, Content Manager, shares his favorite example of how an old dissertation was dusted off and brought to light for the furtherance of scholarly research.