All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941

All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941

by Melissa Walker
ISBN-10:
0801869242
ISBN-13:
2900801869241
Pub. Date:
06/28/2002
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Overview

All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941

Melissa Walker has done an admirable job of mining oral interviews, TVA records, letters, diaries, and farming magazines to piece together the story of how women contributed to the family income... Walker deftly negotiates the intersection of race, class, and gender. — Journal of East Tennessee History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900801869241
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Revisiting Rural America Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:List of Figures

List of Tables

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: "All We Knew Was to Farm"

1. Rural Life in the Upcountry South: The Scene in 1920

2. Making Do and Doing Without: Farm Women Cope with the Economic Crisis, 1920-1941

3. "Grandma Would Find Some Way to Make Some Money": Farm Women's Cash Incomes

4. Mixed Messages: Home Extension Work among Upcountry Farm Women in the 1920s and 1930s

5. Government Relocation and Upcountry Women

6. Rural Women and Industrialization

7. Farm Wives and Commercial Farming

8. "The Land of Do Without": The Changing Face of Sevier County, Tennessee, 1908-1940

Epilogue: The Persistence of Rural ValuesAbbreviations

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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