Farm And Factory In The Heartland

Farm And Factory In The Heartland

by Daniel Nelson, Nelson Daniel
     
 

Farm and Factory illuminates the importance of the Midwest in U.S. labor history. America's heartland - often overlooked in studies focusing on other regions, or particular cities or industries - has a distinctive labor history characterized by the sustained, simultaneous growth of both agriculture and industry. Since the transfer of labor from farm to factory did

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Overview

Farm and Factory illuminates the importance of the Midwest in U.S. labor history. America's heartland - often overlooked in studies focusing on other regions, or particular cities or industries - has a distinctive labor history characterized by the sustained, simultaneous growth of both agriculture and industry. Since the transfer of labor from farm to factory did not occur in the Midwest until after World War II, industrialists recruited workers elsewhere, especially from Europe and the American South. The region's relatively underdeveloped service sector - shaped by the presumption that goods were more desirable than service - ultimately led to agonizing problems of adjustment as agriculture and industry evolved in the late twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253328830
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Midwestern History and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Midwestern Workers at the End of the Nineteenth Century
1. Midwestern Farmers, 1880–1900
2. Industrial Workers, 1880–1900
3. White Collar Workers, 1880–1900

Part II: Workers in a New Economy, 1900–1930
4. Revolutions in Production and Work, 1900–1930
5. Urban Workers in a Revolutionary Era, 1900–1930

Part III: Government and Labor in the Midwest, 1930–53
6. A New Deal for Midwestern Workers, 1930–1939
7. Change and Continuity, 1939–1953

Part IV: Decline and Rebirth of the Midwest
8. End of an Era, 1953–1983
9. Afterword: Work and Workers in the 1980’s

Notes
Index

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