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By Rebecca Kneale Gould

stimulated variously by way of the need to reject consumerism, to stay in the direction of the earth, to include voluntary simplicity, or to find a extra non secular direction, homesteaders have made the unconventional choice to head "back to the land," rejecting sleek tradition and facilities to stay self-sufficiently and in concord with nature. Drawing from brilliant firsthand debts in addition to from wealthy historic fabric, this gracefully written learn of homesteading in the US from the past due 19th century to the current examines the lives and ideology of these who've ascribed to the homesteading philosophy, putting their studies in the broader context of the altering meanings of nature and faith in glossy American tradition.

Rebecca Kneale Gould investigates the lives of well-known figures resembling Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, Ralph Borsodi, Wendell Berry, and Helen and Scott Nearing, and she or he provides penetrating interviews with many modern homesteaders. She additionally considers homesteading as a kind of dissent from client tradition, as a departure from conventional non secular existence, and as a convention of environmental ethics.

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