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The Resource Plowed Under : Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America

Plowed Under : Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America

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Plowed Under : Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America
Title
Plowed Under
Title remainder
Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America
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Language
eng
Summary
During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public protests against food and farm policy. White approaches these events as performances where competing notions of morality and citizenship were acted out, often along lines marked by class, race, and gender. The actions range from the "Milk War" that pitted National Guardsmen against dairymen, who were dumping milk, to the meat boycott staged by Polish-American women in Michigan, and from the black sharecroppers' protest to restore agricultural jobs in Missouri to the protest theater of the Federal Theater Project. White provides a riveting account of the theatrical strategies used by consumers, farmers, agricultural laborers, and the federal government to negotiate competing rights to food and the moral contradictions of capitalist society in times of economic crisis
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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White, Ann Folino
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Agriculture and state
  • Protest movements
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Agriculture and state
  • Protest movements
  • United States
  • Business & Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Business & Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
Label
Plowed Under : Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) 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
Contents
The New Deal vision for agriculture : USDA exhibits at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair -- Milk dumping across America's dairyland : the May 1933 Wisconsin dairymen's strike -- Playing "housewife" in Polonia : the 1935 Hamtramck (Michigan) women's meat boycott -- Hunger on the highway in the cotton South : the 1939 Missouri sharecroppers' demonstration -- Staging the Agricultural Adjustment Act : the federal theatre project's triple-a plowed under
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ocn893732487
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253015389
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt16gkg2r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893732487
Label
Plowed Under : Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) 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
Contents
The New Deal vision for agriculture : USDA exhibits at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair -- Milk dumping across America's dairyland : the May 1933 Wisconsin dairymen's strike -- Playing "housewife" in Polonia : the 1935 Hamtramck (Michigan) women's meat boycott -- Hunger on the highway in the cotton South : the 1939 Missouri sharecroppers' demonstration -- Staging the Agricultural Adjustment Act : the federal theatre project's triple-a plowed under
Control code
ocn893732487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253015389
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/ctt16gkg2r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893732487

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