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Saving Lost Lives: Irrigation and the Ideology of Homemaking

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the 1902 Reclamation Act, which directed the national government to create irrigation projects in sixteen western territories and states. This Act was the first bold step of ... More


Reclaiming the Home: George H. Maxwell and the Homecroft Movement

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.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on George H. Maxwell and his campaign for land reclamation and irrigation as forms of social engineering through homemaking. It examines the main ideas of Maxwell's concept of ... 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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