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ANDERSON, James of Hermiston (1739-1808)

James Anderson of Hermiston, FRSE, FSA(Scot) (1739-1808), a Scottish agriculturist, journalist and economist invented the Scotch or Scots plough. Some historians believe he was the root source of Marx’s critique of capitalist agriculture. The plough was taken to North America by Scottish farmers and is credited with opening up much virgin territory. See also Canals.

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