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To achieve this goal, I have organized my paper into four main sections, two of which have sub-sections. In the first section, I provide an account of three important events in nineteenth century agricultural history: population and technological changes, the distribution of scientific new knowledge, and farming’s influence on education. In the second section, I discuss three nineteenth century farming handbooks in connection with the important events described in the first section. I end my paper with a third section that offers research questions that could be answered in future versions of this paper and Page numbers begin on and with page 1. Type your name next to the page number so that it appears on every page. Your name, the course number, the professor’s name, and the date of the paper are double- spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Dates in MLA are written in this order: day, month, and year. Titles are centered and written in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The title is not bolded, underlined, or italicized. Blue boxes contain directions for writing and citing in MLA style. Green text boxes contain explanations of MLA style guidelines. The introduc- tory paragraph, or introduc- tion, should set the context for the rest of the paper. Tell your readers why you are writing and why your topic is important. The thesis is a clear position that you will support and develop throughout your paper. This sentence guides or controls your paper. If your paper is long, you may want to write about how your paper is organized. This will help your readers follow your ideas. The thesis statement usually is the last sentence of the introduc- tion. MLA requires double-spacing throughout a document; do not single-space any part of the document.
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Angeli 2 conclude with a fourth section that discusses the importance of expanding this particular project. I also include an appendix after the Works Cited that contains images of the three handbooks I examined. Before I can begin the examination of the three handbooks, however, I need to provide an historical context in which the books were written, and it is to this that I now turn. H ISTORICAL C ONTEXT The nineteenth century saw many changes to daily American life with an increase in population, improved methods of transportation, developments in technology, and the rise in the importance of science. These events impacted all aspects of nineteenth century American life, most significantly those involved in slavery and the Civil War, but a large part of American life was affected, a part that is quite often taken for granted: the life of the American farmer. Population and Technological Changes. One of the biggest changes, as seen in nineteenth century America’s census reports, is the dramatic increase in population. The 1820 census reported that over 10 million people were living in America; of those 10 million, over 2 million were engaged in agriculture. Ten years prior to that, the 1810
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