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Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression

Author: Janet Poppendieck
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Library Journal: This book provides historical perspective on two of today's important public issues: farm income and hunger. It analyzes the origins of a national food assistance policy during the Thirties, when an attempt to solve the seeming paradox of simultaneous hunger and food surplus drove much of the public debate. Poppendieck demonstrates that food programs came to be seen by an organized farm lobby as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Poppendieck
ISBN: 0813511216 9780813511214
OCLC Number: 12132710
Description: xvii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Paradox of want amid plenty --
1: Plight of the farmer --
2: Depression: deprivation and despair --
3: Politics of wheat and drought --
4: Government grain for the needy --
5: End of the Hoover era --
6: Promise of the New Deal --
7: Little pigs: the genesis of relief distribution --
8: Federal surplus relief corporation --
9: Corporation in conflict: competition with private enterprise --
10: Transfer to the Department of Agriculture --
11: Accommodation to agricultural priorities --
12: Food assistance: the legacy of New Deal policy choices --
Sources --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Janet Poppendieck.

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Library Journal: This book provides historical perspective on two of today's important public issues: farm income and hunger. It analyzes the origins of a national food assistance policy during the Thirties, when an attempt to solve the seeming paradox of simultaneous hunger and food surplus drove much of the public debate. Poppendieck demonstrates that food programs came to be seen by an organized farm lobby as a way of alleviating huge farm commodity surpluses. Unraveling the interrelated and complex agricultural and assistance policies, particularly for those unfamiliar with the terminology and bureaucracy, requires a good deal of skill. Poppendieck largely succeeds. The story she tells of good intentions gone bad, however, does not offer much hope for policy solutions to current farm and hunger problems.

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