Selected Bibliography: Midwestern Farming
and the Farm Security Administration Photographs
Adams, Jane. 1994. The transformation of rural life: southern Illinois 1890-1990. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Adams, Jane, 1996. All anybody ever wanted of me was to work: the memoirs of Edith Bradley Rendleman. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Altieri, M.A., 1995. Agroecology: the science of sustainable agriculture. Boulder: Westview Press.

Atack, Jeremy, and Fred Bateman, 1987. To their own soil: agriculture in the antebellum North. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Baldwin, S., 1968. Poverty and politics: the rise and decline of the Farm Security Administration. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Barlett, Peggy. 1993. American dreams, rural realities: family farms in crisis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Barron, Hal S., 1997. Mixed harvest: the second great transformation in the rural North, 1870-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Bennett, John 1982. Of time and the enterprise: North American family farm management in a context of resource marginality. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Bennett, John 1969. Northern plainsmen: adaptive strategy and agrarian life. Arlington Heights, IL: AHM Publishing Corp.

Boggess, Arthur C., 1908. The settlement of Illinois, 1778-1830. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society Collection.

Bogue, Allan G., 1994 (1963). From prairie to corn-belt: farming on the Illinois and Iowa prairies in the nineteenth century. Ames: Iowa State University reprint of 1963 University of Chicago Press.

Bonnen, J. T., W. P. Browne, and D. B. Schweikardt, 1996. "Further observations on the changing nature of national agricultural policy decision processes, 1946-1995," Agricultural History 70(2):130-152.

Browne, W. P., 1995. Cultivating Congress: constituents, issues, and interests in agricultural policymaking. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

Browne, W. P., 1988. Private interests, public policy, and American agriculture, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Browne, W. P. and A. J. Cigler, eds., 1990. U.S. agricultural groups: institutional profiles. New York: Greenwood Press.

Buck, Solon J., 1918. Illinois in 1818. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co.

Busch, Lawrence, William B. Lacy, Jeffery Burkhardt, and Laura R. Lacy, 1991. Plants, power, and profit: social, economic, and ethical consequences of the new biotechnolgies. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Buttel, Frederick H. and Howard Newby, 1980. The rural sociology of the advanced societies: critical perspectives. London: Allanheld, Osmun.

Cayton, Andrew R. and Peter S. Onuf, 1990. The Midwest and the nation: rethinking the history of an American region. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Cochrane, Willard W. 1979. The development of American agriculture: a historical analysis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Curtis, James, 1989. Mind's eye, mind's truth: FSA photography reconsidered. Temple University Press.

Danbom, David B. 1995. Born in the country: a history of rural America. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Danbom, David B., 1979. The resisted revolution: urban America and the industrialization of agriculture, 1900-1930. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Danhoff, Clarence H., 1969. Change in agriculture: the northern United States, 1820-1870. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Daniel, Pete, Merry A. Foresta, Maren Stange, and Sally Stein, 1987. Official images: New Deal photography. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Davidson, Osha Gray 1990. Broken heartland: the rise of America’s rural ghetto. New York: Free Press.

Davies, Richard O., 1998. Main Street blues: the decline of small-town America. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Dudley, Kathryn Marie. 2000. Debt and dispossession: farm loss in America’s heartland. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Duncan, Cynthia M., 1999. Worlds apart: why poverty persists in rural America. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Etcheson, Nicole. 1996. The emerging Midwest: upland southerners and the political culture of the Old Northwest, 1787-1861. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Faragher, John Mack, 1986. Sugar Creek: life on the Illinois prairie. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Ferliger, Lou, ed., 1990. Agriculture and national development. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Finegold, Kenneth, and Theda Skocpol, 1995. State and party in America’s New Deal. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Fink, Deborah, 1986. Open Country, Iowa. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Fink, Deborah,1992. Agrarian women: wives and mothers in rural Nebraska 1880-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Fischer, David H., 1989. Albion’s seed: four British folkways in America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fite, Gilbert C., 1981. American farmers: the new minority. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Friedmann, Harriet,1978. Simple commodity production and wage labour in the American plains. Journal of peasant studies 6:70-100.

Friedmann, Harriet.,1980. Household production and the national economy: concepts for the analysis of agrarian formations. Journal of peasant studies 7(2):158-84.

Fuller, Wayne E., 1982. The old country school: the story of rural education in the Middle West. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gjerde, Jon, 1997. The minds of the West: ethnocultural evolution in the rural Middle West, 1830-1917. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Goldschmidt, Walter, 1978. As you sow: three studies in the social consequences of agribusiness. Montclair, NJ: Allanheld, Osmun & Co. Publishers.

Guimond, James, 1991. American photography and the American dream. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Hadwiger, D. F., 1982. The politics of agricultural research. Lincoln: University of Nebraska.

Hadwiger, D. F., and R. B. Talbot, 1965. Pressures and protests: the Kennedy farm program and the wheat referendum of 1963. San Francisco: Chandler.

Hahn, Steven and Jonathan Prude, 1985. The countryside in the age of capitalist transformation: essays in the social history of rural America. Chapel Hill: University of Norht Carolina Press.

Hallam, Arne, ed., 1993. Size, structure, and the changing face of American agriculture. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Hansen, J. M., 1991. Gaining access: Congress and the farm lobby, 1919-1981. University of Chicago Press.


Haney, Wava and Jane B. Knowles, eds. 1988. Women and farming. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Havens, Eugene A., ed., 1986. Studies in the transformation of U.S. agriculture. Boulder and London: Westview Press.

Hightower, Jim. 1973. Hard tomatoes, hard times. Cambridge, Mass.: Schenkman.

Hudson, John C., 1994. Making the Corn Belt: a geographical history of Middle-Western agriculutre. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Jellison, Katherine, 1993. Entitled to power: farm women and technology, 1913-1963. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press.

Jefferson, Thomas 1955 [1784-5]. Notes on the state of Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Johnson, Glenn L.1996. A forward look at agricultural policy analysis (based on 1945-1995 experience) Agricultural history special issue on twentieth-century farm policies. Vol. 2, no. 2 (spring), pp. 153-176.

Kirkendall, R., 1966. Social scientists and farm politics in the age of Roosevelt. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press.

Kloppenberg, Jack R., Jr., 1988. First the seed: the political economy of plant biotechnology, 1492-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kulikoff, Allan 1992. The agrarian origins of American capitalism. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia.

Lischer, Richard, 2001. Open secrets: a spiritual journey through a country church. Doubleday.

McAdam, Doug, John D. McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald, eds. 1996. Comparative perspectives on social movements: political opportunities, mobilizing structures, and cultural framings. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

McLoughlin, William G., 1978. Revivals, awakenings and reform: an essay in religion and social change in America, 1607-1997. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McMurry, Sally, 1988. Families and farmhouses in nineteenth-century America: vernacular design and social change. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Magdoff, Fred, John Bellamy Foster, and Frederick H. Buttel, eds., 2000. Hungry for profit: the agribusiness threat to farmers, food, and the environment. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Mann, Susan Archer. 1990. Agrarian capitalism in theory and practice. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Mann, Susan and James Dickenson, 1978. "Obstacles to the Development of a Capitalist Agriculture," Journal of peasant studies 5(4):466-81.

Marcus, A. I. And R. Lowitt, eds., 1990. The United States Department of Agriculture in historical perspective, Special symposium issue of Agricultural history 64(2).

Morrissey, Katherine G., 1997. Mental territories: mapping the inland Empire. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Neth, Mary, 1995. Preserving the family farm: women, community, and the foundations of agribusiness in the Midwest, 1900-1940. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Paarlberg, Don and Philip Paarlberg, 2001. The agricultural revolution of the twentieth century. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Prosterman, Leslie M., 1995. Ordinary life, festival days: aesthetics in the Midwestern county fair. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Rosenfeld, Rachel, 1985. Farm women: work, farm, and family in the United States. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press.

Rugh, Susan S. 2001. Our common country: family farming, culture, and community in the nineteenth-century Midwest. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Salamon, Sonya, 1992. Prairie patrimony: family, farming, and community in the Midwest. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Scott, James C. 1998. Seeing like a state: how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Stock, Catherine McN., 1992. Main street in crisis: the Great Depression and the old middle class on the northern plains. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Stock, Catherine McN., 1997. Rural radicals: from Bacon’s Rebellion to the Oklahoma City bombing. New York: Penguin Books.

Strange, Maren, 1989. Symbols of ideal life: social documentary photography in America, 1890-1950. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Summers, M., 1996. "Putting populism back in: rethinking agricultural politics and policy," Agricultural history 70(2):395-414.

Talbot, R. B. and D. F. Hadwiger, 1968. The policy process in American agriculture. San Francisco, CA: Chandler.

Taylor, Carl C. 1953. The farmers' movement 1620-1920. New York: The American Book Company.

Thrupp, L.A. 1998. Cultivating diversity: agrobiodiversity and food security. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.

Tweeten, L., 1970. Foundations of farm policy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Wells, Miriam. 1996. Strawberry fields: politics, class, and work in California agriculture. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Wright, Gwendolyn, 1980. Building the dream: a social history of housing in America. New York: Pantheon Books.
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