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Harvest of hazards : family farming, accidents, and expertise in the Corn Belt, 1940-1975

Author: Derek Oden
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Iowa and the Midwest experience.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of the farm safety movement in the Corn Belt, historian Derek Oden examines why agriculture was so dangerous and why improvements were so difficult to achieve. Harvest of Hazards  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oden, Derek, 1972-
Harvest of hazards.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016035921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Oden
ISBN: 9781609384999 1609384997
OCLC Number: 978350858
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Chapter One. From Accidents to Action; Chapter Two. A Home and a Workplace; Chapter Three. Machinery Hazards; Chapter Four. The Perils of Chemical Use; Chapter Five. Igniting the Movement; Chapter Six. Professionalizing Farm Safety; Chapter Seven. Selling the Safety Message; Chapter Eight. An Ideal Fit: 4-H and FFA; Chapter Nine. From Cooperation to Division; Chapter Ten. Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Series Title: Iowa and the Midwest experience.
Responsibility: Derek Oden.

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A useful, wide-ranging study that for the first time brings together the rather scattered literature about farm safety and discusses it in a historical context. --R. Douglas Hurt, author, Food and Read more...

 
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