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Introduction: The Nanticoke Valley in the Early Twentieth Century

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the history of the rural community of the Nanticoke Valley, south-central New York, through the voices and viewpoints of local women born before World War I who lived on family ... More


Forming Cooperatives and Taking Collective Action

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines rural women's active participation in movements that promoted economic cooperation and collective action while resisting the rise of capitalist agribusiness and the ... More


Home Economics and Farm Family Economies

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how rural women in the Nanticoke Valley and Broome County addressed the issue of the hypothetical boundary between home economics and the economies of farm families. The ... More


Conclusion: Gender, Mutuality, and Community in Retrospect

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes by focusing on the issues of gender, mutuality, and community that surfaced in the Nanticoke Valley from the onset of the Great Depression through World War II. It examines how ... More


Wage-earning and Farming Families

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines women's active participation in income-producing labor, whether on or off the farm, as a fundamental feature of farming families in the Nanticoke Valley who combined farming ... More


Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Grey Osterud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book features the voices and viewpoints of women born before World War I who lived on family farms in Nanticoke Valley, south-central New York. It explores the ways that families shared labor ... More


Women’s Place on the Land

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the paths through which women came to live and work on family farms—inheriting land from their parents, marrying an inheriting son, or founding a farm in partnership with their ... More


“Buying a Farm on a Small Capital”

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ways in which farming families in the Nanticoke experienced and adapted to economic change by focusing on the story of the Young family and their decades-long effort to ... More


Sharing and Dividing Farm Work

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the increasing scale and degree of specialization of commercial farms and the trend toward combining off-farm labor with small-scale farming affected the gender division of ... More


Putting the Barn Before the House

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the narrative of an impoverished immigrant woman who farmed in the Nanticoke Valley and juxtaposes it with the short story, “The Revolt of Mother” (1890), by Mary Wilkins ... More


Intergenerational and Marital Partnerships

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the working relationships between women and men on a range of family farms in the Nanticoke Valley. More specifically, it considers what shaped the gender division of labor in ... More


Negotiating Working Relationships

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the rural women of the Nanticoke Valley negotiated working relationships as they worked on family farms. What made the most difference in the tenor of rural women's life ... More


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