Main Street in Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains / Edition 1

Main Street in Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains / Edition 1

by Catherine McNicol Stock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807846899

ISBN-13: 9780807846896

Pub. Date: 09/08/1997

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Main Street in Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains

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Main Street in Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846896
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/08/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,219,237
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. The Hardest Times Chapter 2. Common Chords: The Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains, 1889-1925
Chapter 3. Common Discords: Conflict and Contradiction in Old-Middle-Class Culture Chapter 4. Crisis: The New Deal and the New Middle Class Chapter 5. Resistance: Agrarian Insurgency and the Farmers' Holiday Association Chapter 6. Trading: Dakota Farm Women and the New Structures of Patriarchy Chapter 7. Compromise and Its Limits: The Reconsecration of the North Dakota Freemasons Chapter 8. Reconstruction: The North Dakota Capitol and the World of Tomorrow Conclusion Appendix Notes Bibliography Index

Maps and Illustrations

Maps
1. The Dakotas
2. Drought Intensity in the Great Plains, 1930-1936

Illustrations North Dakota farmer Fritz Frederick Aftermath of a grasshopper infestation and poisoning Three girls with Russian thistles, or tumbleweeds One Dakota shopkeeper expresses both exasperation and defeat WPA workers Abandoned farm Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kezar and two sons outside their sod house One farmer's wife at work in the barnyard Shopkeepers at the Beaudry store Main Street, White River, South Dakota Members of the Smith family working and visiting over a quilt Community band Ku Klux Klan rally Cartoon poking fun at Scandinavian dialect and behavior Nonpartisan League rally Five generations of Dakota women FSA inspector examines a pile of "barnyard lignite"
Arthur Rothstein, "The Skull"
Leo Harris, "Beef cattle being loaded for market"
Arthur Rothstein, "Farm Boy near Dickinson, North Dakota"
Leo Harris, "Janet Morgan, age eight months"
Arthur Rothstein, "Vernon Evans,"
Leo Harris, "Fence Love"
Several authorities speak for the quality of Nash's coffee President Roosevelt visiting farm family Dorothea Lange, "Church on the Great Plains,"
Cartoon advocating adoption of a cost-of-production scheme Members of Farmers' Holiday Association stopping a foreclosure sale Governor William Langer Mrs. Karl Maag tends her family's garden One modern homemaker, having made the right consumer decision Agents from the Home Extension Service Advertisement linking the Dionne quintuplets and scientific motherhood to the purchase of consumer products Advertisements linking women's farm labor with humor or pathos The Bismarck territorial capitol in flames The new "tower" capitol of North Dakota Construction workers on strike in Bismarck Arvard Fairbanks, "The Pioneer Family"
Harvey Dunn, "The Prairie Is My Garden"
Cartoon expressing Dakotans' fear of involvement in a foreign war

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