The Rural West since World War II

The Rural West since World War II

by R. Douglas Hurt
     
 

"The best brief introduction to a complex subject. . . . of interest to anyone concerned with present-day issues from agribusiness to water, from gender to Native Americans, and from environmentalism to technology. This book belongs on every western historian's shelf."—Martin Ridge, coauthor of Writing the History of the American West

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"The best brief introduction to a complex subject. . . . of interest to anyone concerned with present-day issues from agribusiness to water, from gender to Native Americans, and from environmentalism to technology. This book belongs on every western historian's shelf."—Martin Ridge, coauthor of Writing the History of the American West

"Provides a great deal of useful and interesting information about a subject that must be understood if one is to understand modern America."—Allan G. Bogue, author of From Prairie to Corn Belt

"Examines a range of topics as wide as the region itself. A significant contribution."—Hal S. Barron, author of Mixed Harvest: The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North, 1870-1930

"A fresh and impressive collection."—David Danbom, author of Born in the Country: A History of Rural America

Author Biography: R. Douglas Hurt is professor and director of the graduate program in agricultural history and rural studies at Iowa State University and editor of the journal Agricultural History. Among his many books are American Agriculture: A Brief History and Indian Agriculture in America.

Contributors: Ann B. W. Effland, Judith Fabry, Mark Friedberger, David Rich Lewis, Harry C. McDean, Paula M. Nelson, Donald J. Pisani, Sandra Schackel, James E. Sherow, Thomas R. Wessel

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Overviews changes in the rural West since WWII to show that agriculture, rural life, and agrarian politics have been inextricably linked to the economy and culture of the region even though the modern West has been disproportionately urban in population and city-driven in relation to economic, social, and political developments since 1945. The West is defined as the agricultural, small-town, and reservation West in Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast states. Themes include the cattle industry, migrant labor, water policy, environmentalism, women ranchers, and agribusiness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780700608775
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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