From Prairie To Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century

From Prairie To Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century

by Allan G. Bogue

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ISBN-13: 9781566638791
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Allan G. Bogue became a professor emeritus in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991, after serving since 1968 at that institution as the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History. His other publications in agricultural history include Money at Interest: The Farm Mortgage on the Middle Border and many articles and book chapters. He is also the author of The Earnest Men: Republicans of the Civil War Senate, Clio and the Bitch Goddess: Quantification in American Political History, and other books and articles in American history and historiography. He has been president of the Organization of American Historians, the Agricultural History Society, and the Economic History Association. He was honored with a life membership in the Western History Association for his scholarly contributions to that field of history.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Reprint Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Land Lies Waiting
Chapter 1: The People Come
Chapter 2: They Take the Land
Chapter 3: "Free Land" Is Not Free
Chapter 4: Farms on the Breaking
Chapter 5: The Passing of the Lean Kine
Chapter 6: The Lesser Beasts and Draft Stock
Chapter 7: The Crops in the Field
Chapter 8: How to Farm Siting Down
Chapter 9: Three Production Costs: Money, Labor, Taxes
Chapter 10: Some Are Innovators
Chapter 11: They Call It the Corn Belt
Chapter 12: Farmers in the New Settlements
Chapter 13: The Farmer in the "Old" Community
Conclusion: The Threshold of the Golden Age

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