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The Resource Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman

Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman

Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Title
Persistent progressives
Title remainder
the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Statement of responsibility
John F. Freeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Persistent Progressives tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union's evolution from an early movement against monopolists and wholesalers to a regional trailblazer for agriculture ideologies built on social democracy, the family farmer, and cooperative enterprises. As a continuing advocate for saving the family farm, the Farmers Union legacy provides a unique window into the transformation of the agriculture and rural communities in Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Using data spanning decades, author John Freeman covers the founding of the RMFU in 1907 until the present, demonstrating how members continually sought to control the means of production and marketing by forming cooperatives, providing consumer services, and engaging in politics. Powering this evolution was a group of 'practical idealists'--the Farmers Union leaders and titular persistent progressives who shaped the organization's growth and expansion. Initiated by Jim Patton, who brought the organization out of its oppositional roots and into its cooperative advocacy, the RMFU passed to John Stencel and then David Carter, joining hands with agricultural conservationists and small organic producers along the way to carry the torch for progressive agrarianism in today's urbanized world. Shaken but undeterred by some notable failures, its leadership remains convinced of the efficacy of cooperatives as a means to achieve justice for all. Discussing the broader social, economic, political, and environmental issues related to farming, ranching, and urbanization, Persistent Progressives seamlessly blends regional history with ongoing issues of agricultural and economic development"--
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Provided by publisher
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, John F.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Agriculture, Cooperative
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Family farms
  • Farmers
  • Agriculture and politics
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
  • Agriculture and politics
  • Agriculture, Cooperative
  • Family farms
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Rocky Mountains Region
Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926049298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607324331
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17v3k7f
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926049298
Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926049298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607324331
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17v3k7f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926049298

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