Two Aspects of the American Landscape

Stuart Marks discusses his study Southern Hunting in Black and White: Nature, History, and Ritual in a Carolina Community, an anthropological analysis of hunters in the American South.

In the second segment [13:25], Timothy Breen, John Seelye, and David Shi discuss the historical and contemporary pertinence of agriculture in American history, economics, and culture. This interview occurred during summer 1985 when the speakers directed and taught an institute for high school teachers of history on “Fertile Ground: The Agrarian Tradition in American History” at the National Humanities Center.

At the time of this interview, Marks, a Fellow at the Center (1984-85), was professor of anthropology at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Breen, a Fellow at the Center (1983-84, 1995-96), was professor of history at Northwestern University. Seelye, a Fellow at the Center (1983-84), was professor of English at the University of Florida. Shi, a Fellow at the Center (1982-83) was professor of history at Davidson College.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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