Cargoes and Harvests
Famed naturalist Donald Culross Peattie’s first book eloquently explores agriculture and trade in America’s past
One in a series of reissued books that have been out of print for decades, by one of the most loved naturalists of all time. Originally published in 1926, Cargoes and Harvests takes readers on a compelling adventure through the socioeconomic histories of staples such as tea, coffee, cocoa, potatoes, and tobacco. Starting with the seeds and roots of the American landscape, Peattie illustrates where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. By considering the relationship between a nation and its goods, he unearths countless reflective implications that still resonate within the field of American agriculture.