Review of: Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agriculture in U.S. Literature, 1850-1905

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Summer 2015


In Beyond the Fruited Plain Kathryn Dolan argues that literary critiques of increasingly commercial nineteenth- century American agriculture coupled with western expansion (what she terms agri- expansion) presaged modern worries about industrial agriculture: “[T]he current level of interest in food and agriculture is hardly a new development in U.S. literature and culture.”

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