Preserving the family farm : women, community and the foundations of agribusiness in the Midwest, 1900-1940 (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Preserving the family farm : women, community and the foundations of agribusiness in the Midwest, 1900-1940

Author: Mary Neth
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Jopkins University Press, 1995.
Series: Revisiting rural America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1900 and 1940 American family farming gave way to what came to be called agribusiness. Government policies, consumer goods aimed at rural markets, and the increasing consolidation of agricultural industries all combined to bring about changes in farming strategies that had been in use since the frontier era. Because the Midwestern farm economy played an important part in the relations of family and  Read more...
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Named Person: Čubrilović, Familie : 19. Jh.-
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Neth
ISBN: 0801848989 9780801848988 9780801860614 080186061X
OCLC Number: 30665113
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University.
Description: xiii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Family Farming as a Social System. 1. The Farm Family: Survival Strategies and the Family Labor System. 2. Building a Rural Neighborhood. 3. Communities Divided: The Limits of Rural Neighboring --
pt. 2. Agricultural Policy and Community Survival Strategies. 4. Defining the Rural Problem: Social Policy and Agricultural Institutions. 5. Reorganizing the Rural Community: Contested Visions of Community. 6. Community Work and Technological Change: The Thresheree --
pt. 3. Agricultural Policy and Family Survival Strategies. 7. Consumption and the Isolated Nuclear Farm Family Ideal: Making Do in a Consumer Culture. 8. The "Farmer" and the "Farmer's Wife": Gender Ideology and Changing Concepts of Work. 9. How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? Mass Culture, Depression, and the Decisions of Farm Youths.
Series Title: Revisiting rural America.
Responsibility: Mary Neth.
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Between 1900 and 1940, American family farming gave way to what came to be called agribusiness. Due to new approaches to farm production, there had to be new patterns in interpersonal relations as  Read more...

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Neth does not romanticize the hard work of farming in its less industrial stage; nor does she smooth over the deep division of class, race and ethnicity that existed in rural communities. Her careful Read more...

 
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