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July 15, 2014
9780813156231
English
192
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9780813194141
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Shake-Out

Iowa Farm Families in the 1980s

The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark Friedberger peels away the emotion and rhetoric of the "save the family farm" movement to provide a realistic picture of what happened in on important farm state.

Shake-out: Iowa Farm Families in the 1980s depicts the farm crisis of the 1980s in all its complexity, providing a useful corrective to popular accounts. Friedberger's approach and his focus on individuals present the problem in America's heartland at a truly grass roots level. Those seeking a better understanding of American agriculture in the 1980s and of rural life generally will find it invaluable.

About the Author

Mark Friedberger is a writer and researcher on agricultural topics. He is the author of Farm Families and Change in 20th-Century America.
University Press of Kentucky

9780813156231 : shake-out-friedberger
Paperback / softback
192 Pages
$20.00 USD
9780813194141 : shake-out-friedberger
Electronic book text
December 25, 2025
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