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Titre : A UNIQUE INSTITUTION; THE STORY OF THE ...
Éditeur : Philadelphia; Printed For The Author By The Jewish Publication Society Of America
Date d'édition : 1935
Original Wraps. 8vo. XIV, 222 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. Extensively documented history of the National Farm School, with 63 illustrations, and endpage fold out maps. "Founded by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf in 1896, the National Farm School was designed to train Jewish urban youth to become farmers. The school was used primarily, first, by East European Jewish immigrants then, later, by Nazi-era refugees. " (American Jewish Archives) "National Farm School: American institution having for its object the training of Jewish lads in practical and scientific agriculture; situated at Farm School, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. The founding of the school was proposed in 1894 by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Krauskopf, after his return from a visit to the towns within the Pale of Settlement in Russia. [ ] The course of instruction covers four years and is designed to give a thorough training in practical and scientific agriculture. The subjects of instruction in class-room, supplemented by field-work, are as follows: improved methods employed in the various operations of farming, use of farm machinery, treatment of soils, value of fertilizers, management of crops, feeding of and caring for stock, dairy operations (including butter-and cheese-making) , poultry-keeping, breeding, diseases of plants and animals, insects in their relation to crops, gardens, and fruit-trees, greenhouse- and nursery-work, truck-gardening, fruit-growing, and landscape-gardening. [ ]The school is under the management of a board of trustees, and in charge of an agricultural faculty, of which John H. Washburn, Ph. D. (Göttingen) , is the head. It is supported by subscription and by subvention from the state of Pennsylvania and the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Doylestown, Pennsylvania. National Farm School. Jewish Agricultural Training. Light wear to wraps and outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-19). N° de réf. du libraire 31413
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