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The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Deborah Fitzgerald

in Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses American agriculture and explores the contextual gridwork on which transformation from traditional to industrial agriculture hung in the period of 1920s. The sheer diversity of ... More


Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Deborah Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book traces the diffusion of industrial agriculture by looking closely at the main components of this process in its first generation, between 1918 and 1930. The story begins in 1918 because a ... More


Introduction

Deborah Fitzgerald

in Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter introduces twentieth-century agriculture and the “farm crises” of the 1920s and 1980s. In the mid-1980s, a disturbing phenomenon began occurring in rural America. In the preceding ... More


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