The Education of Ada

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Agrarianism and the Good Society

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124391
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134888 | DOI:
The Education of Ada

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This chapter draws upon the experiences of the main characters in the Charles Frazier novel Cold Mountain, to illustrate how nature and culture can come together on a small farm to give rise to the health and stability of the protagonists and provide an alluring vision of a rural society well settled in its natural home. The novel shows how developing a fondness for land and practicing good land use, creating a synthesis of subsistence farming and cultured transcendentalism, could transform the ways people see the world and their place in it.

Keywords: land use; land-based culture; human nature; subsistence farming; cultured transcendentalism

Chapter.  9347 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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