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Chesapeake planter : a dialogue on early American farming

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Alternate title:Dialogue on early American farming
Summary:A tour through the world of the colonial farmer in the year 1777, when most of the 13 original colonies were still one vast forest. Farms consisted of small, rough clearings cultivated by hand or with primitive tools. Farm animals were smaller, wilder, and tougher than they are today. There were few roads of any kind. Historian Burt Kummerow shares his extensive and enthusiastic knowledge of the time in a stroll through an authentic recreation of a Chesapeake farm of the period, and the people who worked it.
Contributor:Kummerow, Burton K. (Burton Kent), 1940-
Barnett, Tom
Lewman, Lary
Bayer, Gary
Linehan, Nancy
Provider:Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Farm life -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:executive producer, Vince Clews ; producer, Burt Kummerow ; director, Tom Barnett ; Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting. Presented by Lary Lewman, Burt Kummerow. Cast: Gary Bayer, Nancy Linehan. Camera, George Friedel, Jr., Barry Oxendine, Carol Wetovich ; music, Ross Kelbaugh.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World
Films@UM Browse terms:The State of Maryland
American Culture, History
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