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"I Think That I Shall Never See a Plant as Repulsive as a Pea"

150 Brooklyn College students spent the summer of 1943 in Morrisville, NY picking peas and string beans by day and studying farm biology, geology, rural sociology, and war service courses in military topography and navigation. A Brooklyn College report on the program described students' "enlistment" for three months "so that they could contribute useful war service but not lose all chance to gain regular college credit." The title of this post is the first line of a theme song adopted by the students.
Date Created | 1943
Rights | Copyright Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Still Image
Cite This document | “"I Think That I Shall Never See a Plant as Repulsive as a Pea",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 20, 2019,

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