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The Resource All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941, Melissa Walker

All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941, Melissa Walker

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All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941
Title
All we knew was to farm
Title remainder
rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Walker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the years after World War I, people of the upcountry South found their world rapidly changing. These changes brought mixed results, but the years between the world wars marked a turning point in the struggle of upcountry women to shape their own lives. New industry and the intervening hand of big government, intruding on once insular communities, forced new choices and redefined the roles of women in this region." "In All We Knew Was to Farm, Melissa Walker examines these critical developments, depicting the southern farm woman's confrontation with modern America. Drawing on personal interviews, archives, family papers, and contemporary government records, Walker reconstructs the stories of rural women dealing with bewildering and unsettling change. Some of them, Walker finds, were forced by the constraints of race and class to choose the best of a bad set of options. Others adapted to change 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, they found their lives both broadened and circumscribed."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1962-
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Walker, Melissa
Dewey number
331.4/83/0974
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6073.F32
LC item number
U69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Revisiting rural America
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Women farmers
Label
All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941, Melissa Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41944614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780801863189
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99038678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941, Melissa Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41944614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780801863189
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99038678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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