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Title The countryside in the age of the modern state : political histories of rural America / edited by Catherine McNicol Stock and Robert D. Johnston
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents Red populism? T.A. Bland, agrarian radicalism, and the debate over the Dawes Act / Benjamin Heber Johnson -- African Americans, community building, and the role of the state in rural reform in Texas, 1890s-1930s / Debra A. Reid -- Land monopoly, agribusiness, and the state: discovering the family farm in twentieth-century California / Victoria Saker Woeste -- The state of nature: country folk, conservationists, and criminals at Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1908 / Karl Jocoby -- fighting for child health: race, birth control, and the state in the Jim Crow South / Johanna Schoen -- "In America life is given away": Jamaican farmworkers and the making of agricultural immigration policy / Cindy Hahamovitch -- Ernesto Galarza, Mexican immigration, and farm labor organizing in postwar California / Stephen Pitti -- Accounting for change: farmers and the modernizing state / Deborah Fitzgerald -- Agrarian intellectuals in a democratizing state: a collective biography of USDA leaders in the intended New Deal / Jess Gilbert -- An "enviable tradition" of patriarchy: New Deal investigations of women's work in the Amish family farm / Katherine Jellison -- Remaking Red Bird: isolation and the war on poverty in a rural Appalachian locality / Robert S. Weise -- Call of the mild: Colorado ski resorts and the politics of rural tourism / Annie Gilbert Coleman -- From the heartland to Seattle: the family farm movement of the 1980s and the legacy of agrarian state building / Mary Summers
Summary "However urban the nation has become," Catherine McNicol Stock and Robert D. Johnston write, "twenty percent of its citizens still live outside major metropolitan areas. Moreover, rural economic activity-agricultural, extractive, recreational, and industrial-has an enormous impact on the nation's overall economic well-being. The stories of contemporary rural people still have the power to move us ... They reflect the values, dreams, and ideals at the core of the economically, racially, and ethnically diverse American experience."The Countryside in the Age of the Modern State moves rural history into explorations of modern politics: diverse rural peoples and their complex relationships to the American state in the twentieth century. The volume's contributors examine African American progressive farm organizers; the experiences of Caribbean and Mexican farm laborers; agrarian intellectuals in the New Deal; the politics of land and landscape in the Rocky Mountain west; and the origins of today's rural political movements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject USA
Agricultural laborers -- United States -- History
Populism -- United States -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Rural.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Agricultural laborers
Rural conditions
Ländlicher Raum
United States -- Rural conditions.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Stock, Catherine McNicol
Johnston, Robert D
ISBN 9781501717734