Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-07-20
With world markets upset and economies in recession, the 1920s and '30s were not an easy time for farmers, who required great resilience to survive. Jonathan Brown here examines the challenges that farmers faced and the ways in which they responded. Some turned to new crops, with new markets emerging for sugar beet, eggs, milk and pork. Some used tractors and other machines to increase productivity, and the motor car and lorry opened up new possibilities for bringing produce to market. It was hard work whichever direction was taken, but the effects of these innovations was undeniably beneficial and the farming landscape was transformed from what it had been in Victorian and Edwardian times.
Author: Gregory A. Barton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-02-09
Organic farming is a major global movement that is changing land-use and consumer habits around the world. This book tells the untold story of how the organic farming movement nearly faltered after an initial flurry of scientific interest and popular support. Drawing on newly-unearthed archives, Barton argues that organic farming first gained popularity in an imperial milieu before shifting to the left of the political spectrum after decolonization and served as a crucial middle stage of environmentalism. Modern organic protocols developed in British India under the guidance of Sir Albert Howard before spreading throughout parts of the British Empire, Europe, and the USA through the advocacy of his many followers and his second wife Louise. Organic farming advocates before and during World War II challenged the industrialization of agriculture and its reliance on chemical fertilizers. They came tantalizingly close to influencing government policy. The decolonization of the British Empire, the success of industrial agriculture, and the purging of holistic ideas from medicine side-lined organic farming advocates who were viewed increasingly as cranks and kooks. Organic farming advocates continued to spread their anti-chemical farming message through a small community that deeply influenced Rachel Carson's ideas in Silent Spring, a book that helped to legitimize anti-chemical concerns. The organic farming movement re-entered the scientific mainstream in the 1980s only with the reluctant backing of government policy. It has continued to grow in popularity ever since and explains why organic farming continues to inspire those who seek to align agriculture and health.
Author: Audrey Main
Release Date: 2012-12-04
"Life on the Farm, My Childhood Memories" answers that age-old question, "Do you know how far I had to walk when I was growing up?" Yes, Grandma, yes we do. This is a cute, little story about life on a farm near Boxborough, Massachusetts during the 1920s and 30s. Audrey is the youngest of immigrant parents who had moved from the city out to the country during the depression. There's hard work like canning fruits and vegetables for winter but also great fun cutting up the Sears catalog to create a wonderful doll house out of a shoe box. Check out this optimistic tale with original pictures from the farm, the 1939 World's Fair and even the Yodeling Cowgirl!
Author: Victor D Lippit
Release Date: 2018-12-20
Genre: Social Science
This title was first published in 1975: The question of development finance in underdeveloped countries is ultimately one of the use of the surplus: how can a significant part of that share of national income above a nation's culturally determined subsistence requirem ents be channeled into investment ? In every society an elaborate system of claims on the surplus exists, whether as a m aterial expression of the fealty owed to elders and chiefs in tribal society or the rent, interest, and profits due the owners of capital in capitalist society. Part of a revivals collection.
Author: Harry L. Watson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2012-05-01
In the Spring 2012 issue of Southern Cultures… Guest editor Marcie Cohen Ferris brings together some of the best new writing on Southern food for the Summer 2012 issue of Southern Cultures , which features an interview with TREME writer Lolis Elie and Ferris's own retrospective on Southern sociology, the WPA, and Food in the New South. The Food issue includes Rebecca Sharpless on Southern women and rural food supplies, Bernard Herman on Theodore Peed's Turtle Party, Will Sexton's "Boomtown Rabbits: The Rabbit Market in Chatham County, North Carolina," Courtney Lewis on how the "Case of the Wild Onions" paved the way for Cherokee rights, poetry by Michael Chitwood, and much more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Author: Thurman I. Miller
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Combining original essays, historical material, and interviews, Coal Bloom draws a stark portrait of a generation struggling through the Depression and the Great War to create an entirely new America. Coal Bloom combines the steadfast patriotism of the Greatest Generation with the pride, resourcefulness and humor unique to Appalachians. With fifty rare photographs, original illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and dozens of endnotes, Coal Bloom is a gripping, distinctly American tale of honor and self-reliance across ten tumultuous decades.
Author: Anthony V. Riccio
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing. Often treated as background figures throughout their history, Italian women of the lower and working classes have always struggled and toiled alongside men, and this did not change following emigration to America. Through numerous oral history narratives, Farms, Factories, and Families documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut. As farming women, they could keep up with any man. As entrepreneurs, they started successful businesses. They joined men on production lines in Connecticut’s factories and sweatshops, and through the strength of the neighborhood networks they created, they played a crucial role in union organizing. Empowered as foreladies, union officials, and shop stewards, they saved money for future generations of Italian American women to attend college and achieve dreams they themselves could never realize. The book opens with the voices of elderly Italian American women, who reconstruct daily life in Italy’s southern regions at the turn of the twentieth century. Raised to be caretakers and nurturers of families, these women lived by the culturally claustrophobic dictates of a patriarchal society that offered them few choices. The storytellers of Farms, Factories, and Families reveal the trajectories of immigrant women who arrived in Connecticut with more than dowries in their steam trunks: the ability to face adversity with quiet inner strength, the stamina to work tirelessly from dawn to dusk, the skill to manage the family economy, and adherence to moral principles rooted in the southern Italian code of behavior. Second- and third-generation Italian American women who attended college and achieved professional careers on the wings of their Italian-born mothers and grandmothers have not forgotten their legacy, and though Italian American immigrant women lived by a script they did not write, Farms, Factories, and Families gives them the opportunity to tell their own stories, in their own words. “Anthony Riccio’s collection of women’s oral histories is an extremely valuable addition to the growing literature regarding Italian American women’s lives. The detail in which these women speak about their work lives as charcoal burners, clay kneaders, cheese makers, union organizers—one had her ribs broken—adds a much needed dimension to an understanding of Italian American women. This volume is filled with thoughtful reflections ranging from Mussolini to issues of social justice. Riccio has unleashed from these women dramatic and sometimes harrowing stories never before heard, or perhaps even imagined.” — Carol Bonomo Albright, Executive Editor of Italian Americana and coeditor of American Woman, Italian Style: Italian-Americana’s Best Writings on Women “What comes more naturally to the elderly but to reminisce? Riccio helps us eavesdrop on the first-person oral narratives of some of our earliest immigrants. We are grateful to him.” — Luisa Del Giudice, editor of Oral History, Oral Culture, and Italian Americans “I have long awaited a book like this: a history of Italian American women, in which they themselves are the narrators of their own lives. We hear from women without formal education; women who were workers, migrants, and mothers; women whose stories were often not valued enough to enter into the historical record, much less the archives. This beautifully conceived history is both a testament and a tribute to all working-class and im/migrant families and communities.” — Jennifer Guglielmo, author of Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880–1945
Author: Eva Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1999-01-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
Caraway, the seventh volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, agrotechnology and utilization of the plant genus Carum. After an overview on all Carum species, it deals mainly with th most important species Carum carvi L. The
Author: June Fulton Ellis
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2010-07-22
Genre: Family & Relationships
The late 1920s was a good time to be a child growing up on a farm. In this memoir, author June Fulton Ellis recounts the story of her youth, the story of a girl raised on a farm in Greene County in the southwest part of Missouri near the Ozarks. Born in 1925, June was the oldest of seven children of Lloyd and Emma Fulton. Shut the Door, Youre Lettin in the Flies! provides a vivid account of her parents, siblings, childhood, adolescence, and life on the farm. She remembers her mother as a nurturing woman who taught her the necessary skills to survive on the farm and in lifefrom gardening to cooking and plucking chickens. She describes her father as a funny man who cared for his large family. Each family member contributed to the health and well-being of the whole family, with knowledge passed to them through no-nonsense rules and the warm embraces of a loving mother and father. From everyday life to church life to school life, Shut the Door, Youre Lettin in the Flies! presents a reflection of the innocent times of the 1920s and 30s.
Author: Larry Dane Brimner
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers—who picked and readied the crop for shipping—negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north to Delano, in the Central Valley, and again asked for $1.40 an hour, the growers refused. The ensuing conflict set off one of the longest and most successful strikes in American history. In Strike!, award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner dramatically captures that story. Brimner, a master researcher, fills this riveting account of the strike and its aftermath with the words of migrant workers, union organizers, and grape growers, as well as archival images that capture that first strike in 1965 and the ones that subsequently followed. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and source notes.
Author: Robert D.
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ROBERT D. McCLINCHEY looks back at a long and fruitful life in this memoir, beginning with his birth on the family farm in 1926. Growing up in East Wawanosh Township in Ontario, he found plenty of adventureoften getting into mischief with his six siblings. The family worked together, struggled together and had fun together. From an early age, one of the keys to Roberts life was music, which the family enjoyed playing together. Whenever he played the fiddle, he was at peace with himself and others. It also led him to his late wife of 58 years, Frances. In 1950, the two were married. In this candid look back at his long life, Robert remembers his varied careers, including fisherman, pool hustler, machinist, mechanic, ice-road trucker, gasoline station attendant, road-builder, snowplow operator, bus driver, farmer and syrup maker. More importantly, he explores what it means to be a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather while being a Jack of All Trades and Master of None.