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A World of Pastures and Pounds

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158601
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788538 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0006
 A World of Pastures and Pounds

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This chapter explores livestock husbandry in New England, where colonists relied on their domestic animals for local use and sale, especially to the West Indies. Once again, colonists altered English husbandry practices by adopting free-range husbandry, bringing their animals home only during the winter months. The chapter argues that despite local regulations regarding supervision of livestock, the animals were not always fully under human control.

Keywords: colonists; domestic animals; free-range husbandry; West Indies

Chapter.  12968 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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