Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundations of Agribusiness in the Midwest, 1900-1940 by Mary C. NethPreserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundations of Agribusiness in the Midwest, 1900-1940 by Mary C. Neth

Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundations of Agribusiness in the Midwest…

byMary C. Neth

Paperback | November 5, 1998

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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 community, new approaches to farm production meant new patterns in interpersonal relations as well. In Preserving the Family Farm Mary Neth focuses on these relations—of gender and community—to shed new light on the events of this crucial period.

Mary C. Neth is associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Title:Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundations of Agribusiness in the Midwest…Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.92 inPublished:November 5, 1998Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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Preserving the Family Farm is well written, meticulously researched, and extremely useful for anyone interested in agricultural, rural, midwestern, or women's history. Neth does a good job of making abstract issues personal... Neth has done much to refocus rural history and give it a richness that it should, but often does not, have.