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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jim Norris Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II . By Emilio Zamora . College Station : Texas A&M University Press , 2009 . 336 pp., $60.00 , hardback, ISBN 987-1-60344-066-0; $27.95 , paperback, ISBN 978-1-60344-097...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (2): 195–203.
Published: 01 April 2011
... students well, to loving what you do, and helping students to navigate the realities of the job market. Additionally, the article examines the problems and possibilities of advising students in agricultural/ rural history, an area with which many of our peers in history departments are largely unfamiliar...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 426–443.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Grey Osterud Abstract This essay explores what rural women called “independence” when they were growing up in New York State during the early twentieth century. They wanted to get an education and a job, but most saw nothing wrong with the prospect of farming except for the poverty it often...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 209–229.
Published: 01 April 2016
... incendiary weapons during war and chemical fertilizer during peacetime. This essay examines how the Unied States entered a new era in agricultural production in spite of the government's bungled job of enacting its mandate. It argues that 1916 marked a turning point after which federal research helped usher...
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Agricultural History (2005) 79 (3): 298–320.
Published: 01 July 2005
... would be reduced significantly, while teenagers were provided jobs that would keep them out of trouble. The Youth Beet Program (YBP) failed as a barrier to Mexican migrants; the teens simply could not produce as well as the migrants. The communities did believe the YBP helped discourage juvenile...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (4): 659–668.
Published: 01 October 2002
...David B. Danbom Copyright 2002 Agricultural History Society 2002 [Footnotes] 1 "New Job Had Come for Girl on Day of Death," Fargo Forum56 ( 1 December1933): 1,5 Police Record, City of Fargo, 1930–1944, book 1, 101, 109, North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies (hereafter NDIRS...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 91–95.
Published: 01 April 2012
... by a serious, no-nonsense professor named Claire Strom. The course was challenging and intense, so I was happy when it was over. Fast forward a year later to my junior year when I needed a second job to pay for a study abroad semester I was planning. It just so happened that a friend of mine had begun to work...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (3): 451–453.
Published: 01 July 2017
... sometimes clashed with local white farmers who resented the presence of so many refugees consuming scarce resources and exacerbating inflation. Silkenat does an admirable job exploring all of the various refugee populations, from African Americans, poor whites, and wealthy planters, to yeoman farmers, women...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 594–608.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of history. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg: I'm here with David Ostendorf and Paul Lasley and we're going to be talking about the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. I know that both of you were new arrivals in Iowa in the early 1980s, and both of you came here to do jobs. The question is, what did you think you were...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 465–474.
Published: 01 April 2000
...—As Well As a Helpmate?" Farm Journal81 ( April 1957 ): 122 -23 "The Farm Woman Speaks on the Farm Woman’s Job," Successful Farming45 (March1947): 122 -23 Nancy Woodburn , "When a Town Girl Marries a Farmer," Farm Journal 80 (March1956): 161 -62 Maude Longwell , "The Farmer...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 239–246.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., but in his own experiences and his observations about the people around him. Vance declares in his introduction that as an adolescent, he very desperately wanted to believe that If only [working-class whites] had better access to jobs, other parts of their lives would improve as well. But experience can...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 21–23.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... What drew you to agricultural/rural history? The Texas A&M job ad, to be honest. I had specialized in labor history as a graduate student and thought of myself that way while writing my dissertation. Coincidentally, the year I was on the job market (1997), the Agricultural History Society held its...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 January 2015
... families went to the local schools and then took whatever jobs they could find. Those whose parents could barely afford to support them left school as soon as possible and went to work in households or factories. Almost all found jobs outside the rural community. Some would have preferred to live at home...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 164–186.
Published: 01 May 2022
... industrial and urban. Homesteads were abandoned during the Dust Bowl years. World War II further reconfigured agriculture and rural communities. Men and women left for the service or migrated to jobs in war plants, leaving a greatly reduced labor force to carry out the federal government's call for more...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 February 2023
... a premium for hands to harvest their wheat—two to four dollars a day, for about a month. It was the sort of money that allowed a person a little security—even an entire season—before finding their next job. But the boy had come a few weeks too early. Out of work and waiting for the harvests to start, he...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (2): 362–370.
Published: 01 April 2021
... two books on industrial expansion suggest his support for aggressive policy action: $2500 a Year: From Scarcity to Abundance (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1936) and Jobs for All through Industrial Expansion (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1939). On his quest to internationalize industrialization in order...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (4): 497–504.
Published: 01 October 2004
... was born February 5, 1915, on the family homestead near Ryegate, Montana. After leaving home, he worked at a series of jobs while earning a history degree at the University of Montana where Paul C. Phillips encouraged him to pursue graduate studies. After finishing his BA degree in 1937, he moved...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (3): 403–411.
Published: 01 July 2010
... thenmaintaining a viable chemistry research lab could require hundreds of thousands of dollars or more yearly and a two-page article in some fields of chemistry might have over one hun dred authors. In short, I saw the job of being a chemistry professor from the inside and recognized it as something I did...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 534–535.
Published: 01 October 2013
.... Working within this intellectual framework, Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule leaves the reader with a complicated and multilayered picture of black rural landowners in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Editors Debra A. Reid and Evan P. Bennett have done a masterful job of organizing this volume...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (3): 377–378.
Published: 01 July 2001
... in finding teaching jobs slowed Debo down at times, but, in the long run, did not stop her from revealing most of what she knew. Shortly before Debo's death, Oklahoma historian Arrell Gibson described Debo as a "lone wolf," today called an "independent scholar," who supported her solitary life of research...