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All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941 By Melissa Walker,

  • Title: All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941
  • Author: Melissa Walker
  • ISBN: 9780801869242
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the years after World War I, Southern farm women found their world changing A postwar plunge in farm prices stretched into a twenty year agricultural depression and New Deal programs eventually transformed the economy Many families left their land to make way for larger commercial farms New industries and the intervention of big government in once insular communitiesIn the years after World War I, Southern farm women found their world changing A postwar plunge in farm prices stretched into a twenty year agricultural depression and New Deal programs eventually transformed the economy Many families left their land to make way for larger commercial farms New industries and the intervention of big government in once insular communities marked a turning point in the struggle of upcountry women forcing new choices and the redefinition of traditional ways of life.Melissa Walker s All We Knew Was to Farm draws on interviews, archives, and family and government records to reconstruct the conflict between rural women and bewildering and unsettling change Some women adapted by becoming partners in farm operations, adopting the roles of consumers and homemakers, taking off farm jobs, or leaving the land The material lives of rural upcountry women improved dramatically by midcentury yet in becoming middle class, Walker concludes, the women found their experiences both broadened and circumscribed.
    All We Knew Was to Farm Rural Women in the Upcountry South In the years after World War I Southern farm women found their world changing A postwar plunge in farm prices stretched into a twenty year agricultural depression and New Deal programs eventually tra

    One thought on “All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941”

    1. This was actually a compulsively readable non fiction book, despite how long it took me to read it Dr walker was one of my favorite professors and her writing is as enjoyable as her lectures.

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