Chesapeake planter : a dialogue on early American farming

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A tour through the world of the colonial farmer in the year 1777, when most of the 13 original colonies were still one vast forest. Farms consisted of small, rough clearings cultivated by hand or with primitive tools. Farm animals were smaller, wilder, and tougher than they are today. There were few roads of any kind. Historian Burt Kummerow shares his extensive and enthusiastic knowledge of the time in a stroll through an authentic recreation of a Chesapeake farm of the period, and the people who worked it.
Kummerow, Burton K. (Burton Kent), 1940-; Barnett, Tom; Lewman, Lary; Bayer, Gary; Linehan, Nancy
Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Educational television programs
Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World; The State of Maryland; American Culture, History; Farm life -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History; Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs; United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775
North America; United States; New Jersey
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29 minutes; color


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executive producer, Vince Clews ; producer, Burt Kummerow ; director, Tom Barnett ; Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting. Presented by Lary Lewman, Burt Kummerow. Cast: Gary Bayer, Nancy Linehan. Camera, George Friedel, Jr., Barry Oxendine, Carol Wetovich ; music, Ross Kelbaugh.
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Filename: lms-089799; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10790; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3265; Catalog Key: alephsys004125801; OCLC: ocn607123200

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