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The Golden Age of Homespun

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"The true links that bind Americans to their past may happily be found here. The Golden Age of Homespun has done more to present the manner of early American living than any similar book known to this reviewer."-Carl Carmer, New York Times "Jaren van Wagenen has put together in this book the full and fascinating record of the lore and methods-the economic and social life-by which upstate New York farmers lived on and off the land in the 'Golden Age of Homespun.' ... With rare down-to-earth artistry and a large amount of nostalgia, he has preserved, before memory and tradition wholly perish, the story of early farm life, household handicrafts, and rural occupations."-Henry Christman, New York Herald Tribune "Work and play, it is all here, and let us be particularly grateful that The Golden Age of Homespun is not just one more book distilled out of other books but a more readable and delightful essay and history, written from life itself and from loving memory."-Henry Beston, William and Mary Quarterly

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