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Cooperative Commonwealth Co-Ops in Rural Minnesota 1859-1939

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ISBN-10: 0873513770

ISBN-13: 9780873513777

Edition: 2000

Authors: Steven J. Keillor

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Steven J. Keillor (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is an independent historian and was previously an assistant professor at Iowa State University. He has published several scholarly books in American history and political biography including Grand Excursion: Antebellum America Discovers the Upper Mississippi, Erik Ramstad and the Empire Builder and This Rebellious House: American History & the Truth of Christianity. He has edited a Civil War memoir No More Gallant a Deed and written a book of essays and poems, Prisoners of Hope: Sundry Sunday Essays (Regent College Press). He writes in a log cabin in Minnesota.

Cooperative Stores, 1859-72 "Why have they not moved to the Swedish settlement to enjoy the advantages of the Union Store?"
Grangers as Consumers "No bonds of union except that of buying cheap"
Grangers as Producers "Success, say we, to the Grange warehouse"
Fire Insurance "There is no fathoming the possibilities of novices in the insurance business"
Cooperative Creameries I "Men and boys flock to the Clarks Grove creamery to see how the business is managed"
Cooperative Creameries II "People would rush around among their neighbors and want a creamery at every cross road"
Farmers' Alliance "We ask merchants to submit to this Alliance a schedule of discounts"
Cooperative Stores, 1890-1905 "Working for a Farmers' Store in connection with the creamery"
Farmers' Elevators "Not a great many left of the old pioneer farmers' elevators, and they did not die of old age, either"
Problems of Success "The officers have made an exceptional record for themselves"
Telephone Companies "Merchants and farmers can hello back and forth at much as they wish to"
County Agents as Cooperators "The farmer now pays a handsome salary to this army of undesired instructors"
Republican Cooperation "Farmers by the tens of thousands were ballyhooed into the ranks of 'cooperative marketing associations'"
Farmer-Labor Cooperation "The cooperative commonwealth is Minnesota's American solution to a predatory, ruthless capitalism"
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