Original publisher: New York: Macmillan
Publication status: Public domain
A passionate plea for independence and self-sufficiency on small, intensively worked acreages. Before the depopulation of American countryside and the mushrooming of our cities, how to do it books about country living were numerous, but none earlier than this one have Hall’s “back to the land” orientation. With a broad sense of history that would do justice to someone of our own era, Hall observes the social forces propelling people into city poverty when they could live with simple liberty and plenty in the country.