As his reputation grew, Carver emerged as a public barnstormer for better practices.
A weirdly parallel codependent relationship takes place between Carver and his storied editor.
Maryann agreed to “step aside” and eventually accept a dicey divorce settlement, allowing for “voluntary” support from Carver.
“When I was writing, I was layering over the Carver story,” Englander said.
Like Carver, Borlaug grew up in a tiny farm town in the Midwest—in Cresco, Iowa.
Whatever it was—however it came there—imaginer, Carver, sufferer, all were long passed away.
If Elder Carver says that, then there be naught that we kin do.
Carver jumped to one side and reached for his torch, with that in his left hand he searched the front room.
And so to bring the matter to a head, he asked Carver to come to his cabin.
Show some of your work to an upholsterer, or a Carver and gilder, and you may either obtain an engagement or at least an order.
late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), "one who carves" (in some sense); agent noun from carve (v.). In a set of dining chairs, the one with the arms, usually at the head of the table, is the carver (1927), reserved for the one who carves.
American botanist and educator whose work was instrumental in improving the agricultural efficiency of the United States.
Our Living Language : George Washington Carver played a central role in revitalizing Southern agriculture after the Civil War, when Southern farms produced ever smaller cotton crops. His promotion of crop rotation methods helped to restore Southern farmlands, which had been depleted by the exclusive cultivation of cotton. Carver also introduced two new crops, peanuts and sweet potatoes, that would produce well in Alabama soil. To make them economically beneficial to farmers, he developed 325 products from peanuts, including peanut butter, plastics, synthetic rubber, shaving cream, and paper. He also developed hundreds of other products from sweet potatoes and from dozens of other native plants, including soybeans and cotton. During his forty-seven years as head of the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he taught the importance of crop diversification and soil conservation. Carver also introduced movable schools that brought practical agricultural knowledge directly to farmers.