By Hal S. Barron

ISBN-10: 0807823546

ISBN-13: 9780807823545

ISBN-10: 0807846597

ISBN-13: 9780807846599

Mixed Harvest explores rural responses to the transformation of the northern usa from an agricultural society into an city and commercial one. in keeping with Hal S. Barron, kingdom humans from New England to North Dakota negotiated the increase of large-scale organizational society and patron tradition in methods marked by means of either resistance and lodging, switch and continuity. among 1870 and 1930, groups within the rural North confronted a couple of demanding situations. Reformers and pros sought to centralize authority and shrink neighborhood regulate over such very important facets of rural society as faculties and roads; large-scale enterprise organisations wielded expanding marketplace energy, to the detriment of self sufficient kin farmers; and an encroaching urban-based purchaser tradition threatened rural ideals within the primacy in their neighborhood groups and the prevalence of state lifestyles. yet, Barron argues, by way of reconfiguring conventional rural values of localism, independence, republicanism, and agrarian fundamentalism, nation humans effectively created a unique rural way of life. therefore, agrarian society persevered to supply a counterpoint to the dominant developments in American society good into the 20th century.

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