Harvest of Grief: Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78

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Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of 19th-century social welfare philosophy.

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Overview

Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of 19th-century social welfare philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873514798
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 1/22/2004
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Ch. 1 A Value System Threatened 7
Ch. 2 Plague: The Grasshoppers Arrive 13
Ch. 3 The Farmers React 30
Ch. 4 Counties Face the Challenge 44
Ch. 5 The State Steps In 58
Ch. 6 Governor Pillsbury's Response 83
Ch. 7 The "Cold Charity" of the State 95
Ch. 8 The Federal Government's Role 107
Notes 128
Index 143
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