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Publication Date: 01/01/1961

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  • Introduction: Edmund Ruffin, Agricultural Reformer and Southern Radical [J. Carlyle Sitterson]
  • Chronology of the Life of Edmund Ruffin
  • An Essay on Calcareous Manures
    • Preface
    • General Description of Earths and Soils
    • On the Soils and State of Agriculture of the Tidewater District of Virginia
    • The Different Capacities of Soils for Improvement
    • Effects of the Presence of Calcareous Earth in Soils
    • Results of the Chemical Examinations of Various Soils
    • Chemical Examination of Rich Soils Containing No Calcareous Earth
    • Proofs of the Existence of Acid and Neutral Soils
    • The Mode of Operation of Calcareous Earth in Soils
    • The Practical Effects of Calcareous Manures
    • The Effects of Calcareous Manures on Acid Soils Reduced by Cultivation
    • Effects of Calcareous Manures on Exhausted Acid Soils under Their Second Growth of Trees
    • Effects of Calcareous Manures on Neutral Soils, Alone or with Gypsum
    • The Damage Caused by Calcareous Manure, and Its Remedies
    • Recapitulation of the Effects of Calcareous Manures, and Directions for Their Most Profitable Application
    • The Permanency of Calcareous Manures
    • The Expense and Profit of Marling
    • Directions for Digging and Carting Marl
    • Appendix
      • Different Significations of Calcareous Earth
      • The Names Usually Given to Soils Often Incorrect
      • Some Effects of Slavery on Agricultural Profits
      • Opinions That Soils Are Generally Calcareous
      • Calcareous Earth a Preserver of Putrescent Animal Matter
      • Marling in England—Liming
      • The Cause of the Inefficacy of Gypsum as a Manure on Acid Soils
      • Estimates of the Cost of Labour Applied to Marling

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