Harvest of Grief

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Januar 2004



Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of 19th-century social welfare philosophy.


A Value System Threatened; Plague: The Grasshoppers Arrive; The Farmers React; Counties Face the Challenge; The State Steps In; Governor Pillsbury's Response; The "Cold Charity" of the State; The Federal Government's Role; Index.


"A well-written and clearly organized account of the grasshopper plagues in Minnesota and the generally ineffective measures of public relief in response to them....An important contribution to the literature on rural life and on social welfare in America."
EAN: 9780873514798
ISBN: 0873514793
Untertitel: Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78. b/w photos & illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 147 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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