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Freedom to Farm: Prosperity, Security, and “the Farm Problem” in the 1950s

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 considers efforts to shape farm policy to preserve small-scale farming and eliminate surpluses even as the beginning of the modern agricultural revolution produced historic and ... More


Ezra Taft Benson and Modern (Book of) Mormon Conservatism

Patrick Q. Mason

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Latter-day Saint apostle Ezra Taft Benson became Secretary of Agriculture in 1953 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Especially in the 1960s, Benson both reflected and guided Mormonism’s embrace ... More


The Historic Conflicts of Our Time: Ezra Taft Benson and Twentieth-Century Media Representations of Latter-Day Saints

Patrick Q. Mason (ed.)

in Contingent Citizens: Shifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501716737
eISBN:
9781501716744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter talks about Ezra Taft Benson who commenced work as secretary of agriculture in the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration in 1953, while serving as one of the twelve apostles of the Church ... More


These Catastrophe Days: Federal Farm Policy During the 1950s

Adrienne Monteith Petty

in Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938520
eISBN:
9780199367764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938520.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For every one farm that prospered during the cost-price squeeze of the 1950s, five failed, contributing to a steep decline in the number of farm owners in North Carolina by 1959. This chapter ... More


“A Standard Unto My People”: The Book of Mormon as Cultural Touchstone

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many facets of Mormon history have shaped the Church's history and identity. Unlike polygamy or pioneer migrations, the Book of Mormon will always be a constant in the faith group, and thus is a ... More


The Persistence of White Supremacy Beyond Desegregation

Joanna Brooks

in Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190081768
eISBN:
9780190081782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081768.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Systematic anti-Black racism did not end with the legal abolition of chattel slavery in the United States. It simply changed shape: into debt peonage, criminalization, mass incarceration, housing ... More


The Politics of Food Surpluses

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Postwar agricultural policies had resulted, among other things, in the government’s taking title to enormous surpluses of agricultural commodities. The taxpayer cost of storing these commodities and ... More


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