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Author Ossian, Lisa L., 1962-

Title The Depression dilemmas of rural Iowa, 1929-1933 / Lisa L. Ossian
Published Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents "Main traveled gravel roads" : an Iowa tour before the fall, 1929 -- October 1929: the stock market plummets : echoes during the fall plowing: Iowa's reactions to the Wall Street crash -- Welfare : renewed concerns, new prescriptions: politics of farm children's health -- Domesticity : making do: farm women's coping through creative homemaking -- Art : "An Athens of sorts": poetry of place and farm playlets -- Industry : the angry, fading district thirteen: the demise of soft-coal mining -- Violence : gangsters, bandits, mad men, and suicides: fear, anger, and death within a troubled landscape -- Policy : prohibition possibly prohibited: voicing temperance concerns -- November 1932: the presidential farm campaigns : dealing anew or same stacked deck? -- The depth yet the crest : Iowa's dilemmas by 1933 -- "Too much" and "too little" : rural Iowa after 1933
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Iowa -- History.
Coal mines and mining -- Iowa.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Iowa.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Iowa -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Iowa -- History -- 20th century.
Iowa -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826272681 (electronic bk.)
9780826272683 (electronic bk.)