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The Farm, the Federal Government, and the Decline of Placement

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Progressive efforts at studying child welfare and farm life contributed to the decline of farm placements. In particular, it looks at two separate federal efforts that ... More


William Carleton and the End of Writing

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows the troubled space occupied by William Carleton's writing in 19th-century Ireland. On one hand, there is mistrust and the fear of the heterodox; on the other, Carleton offers a ... More


Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Philip Thibodeau

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil's Georgics, a vibrant work written by Rome's premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of ... More


Men as Trees Walking: Theodore Roosevelt and the Conservation of the Race

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Theodore Roosevelt and his campaign for country life and the conservation of race. It examines Roosevelt's articulation of his case for conservation and country life by ... More


The Rural School Problem and the Complexities of National Reform

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The second decade of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of a nationwide movement for rural school reform in America that began as a sporadic set of critiques of rural schools and concerns about ... More


Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life

Mark Schultz

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Mark Schultz delves into the life of Benjamin F. Hubert, a rural reformer in Georgia who tried to stem the flood away from farming by establishing a viable independent black town, the Log Cabin ... More


The Problem of the Soils and the Problem of the Toilers

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The end of the frontier in 1890 as proclaimed by Frederick Jackson Turner has been exaggerated, but fears over soil depletion and declining agricultural yields spread due to pro- imperialist and ... More


Otium

John M. Dixon

in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's philosophical retirement at Coldgenham, his country residence in the Wallkill Valley sixty miles north of Manhattan. Coldengham fitted nicely with a popular ... More


Back to the Land and the Arthurdale School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the reformist agenda of the New Deal planners and how the Arthurdale School was conceived as an integral experiment within the subsistence or, earlier, the back-to-the-land ... More


The Art of Loving

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the midlife transformation of then fifty-two-year-old George Sand, signified by the significant change in her handwriting. In George Sand Under the Magnifying Glass, Frederic ... More


American Pronatalism

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

From Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda and George H. Maxwell's homecroft movement, to Edward Alsworth Ross's sociological theory of race suicide and social control, Florence Sherbon's ... More


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