agrarianism, history, democracy, aristocracy, farming
Agrarianism is a political philosophy and way of life known and practiced among peoples of diverse nationalities and religions. While having ancient, medieval, and early-modern roots, agrarian politics blossomed most dramatically in America, during both its colonial and republican periods. Notable spokesmen for American agrarianism include Thomas Jefferson, William Jennings Bryan, and Robert La Follette. It has been in steady decline for the past century as cosmopolitan and centralizing forces have displaced tradition and smallness of scale. Still, there have been natural voices lamenting losses in the face of"progress": Distributists and Southern Agrarians, the Counterculture and the Green Party, Wendell Berry and Crunchy Cons.
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Localism in the Mass Age
Wipf and Stock Publishers
Taylor, J. (2018). Agrarian Politics and the American Tradition. Localism in the Mass Age, 77. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/faculty_work/1096