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

ISBN-10: 0801869242

ISBN-13: 9780801869242

Edition: 2000

Authors: Melissa Walker

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Following World War I, Southern farm women found their world changing as a plunge in prices led to a 20-year depression. This book draws on interviews, archives and family and government records to reconstruct the conflict between rural women and bewildering change.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Melissa Walker is the author of Unbreak My Heart , Small Town Sinners , Lovestruck Summer , and the Violet on the Runway series. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction "All We Knew Was to Farm"
Rural Life in the Upcountry South: The Scene in 1920
Making Do and Doing Without: Farm Women Cope with the Economic Crisis, 1920-1941
"Grandma Would Find Some Way to Make Some Money" Farm Women's Cash Incomes
Mixed Messages: Home Extension Work among Upcountry Farm Women in the 1920s and 1930s
Government Relocation and Upcountry Women
Rural Women and Industrialization
Farm Wives and Commercial Farming
"The Land of Do Without" The Changing Face of Sevier County, Tennessee, 1908-1940
Epilogue: The Persistence of Rural Values
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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