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The Resource Mama learned us to work : farm women in the New South, Lu Ann Jones

Mama learned us to work : farm women in the New South, Lu Ann Jones

Label
Mama learned us to work : farm women in the New South
Title
Mama learned us to work
Title remainder
farm women in the New South
Statement of responsibility
Lu Ann Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Farm women of the twentieth-century South have been portrayed as oppressed, worn out, and isolated. Lu Ann Jones tells quite a different story in Mama Learned Us to Work. Building upon evocative oral histories, she encourages us to understand these women as consumers, producers, and agents of economic and cultural change. As consumers, farm women bargained with peddlers at their backdoors. A key business for many farm women was the "butter and egg trade"--Small-scale dairying and raising chickens. Their earnings provided a crucial margin of economic safety for many families during the 1920s and 1930s and offered women some independence from their men folks. These innovative women showed that poultry production paid off and laid the foundation for the agribusiness poultry industry that emerged after World War II. Jones also examines the relationships between farm women and home demonstration agents and the effect of government-sponsored rural reform. She discusses the professional culture that developed among white agents as they reconciled new and old ideas about women's roles and shows that black agents, despite prejudice, linked their clients to valuable government resources and gave new meanings to traditions of self-help, mutual aid, and racial uplift
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Lu Ann
Dewey number
305.43/63
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6077.2.U6
LC item number
J66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rural culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in agriculture
  • Rural women
Label
Mama learned us to work : farm women in the New South, Lu Ann Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-243) 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
Contents
  • Rolling Stores
  • Anything She Could Sell
  • The Chicken Business
  • Professional Paradoxes
  • Women in the Middle
  • From Feed Bags to Fashion
Control code
48768052
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780807853849
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mama learned us to work : farm women in the New South, Lu Ann Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-243) 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
Contents
  • Rolling Stores
  • Anything She Could Sell
  • The Chicken Business
  • Professional Paradoxes
  • Women in the Middle
  • From Feed Bags to Fashion
Control code
48768052
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780807853849
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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