"[T]he modern nation-state is founded on s*&t, which seems only appropriate given the damage that nationalism has done to people and planet."
Marie Wilson rejected the rigid world of the plantation and embraced an unorthodox and worldly lifestyle.
Civic responsibility combined with wartime nativist hysteria to give midwestern women the right to vote.
Extension Service topic specialist Harriette Cushman oversaw a multi-faceted poultry program. She loved her job, but writing poetry was her passion.
After the Second World War, the development of agribusiness exploded with unprecedented ferocity. Out of all of the changes that agribusinesses attempted to impress upon farming communities, a reorientation of gender roles may be the most profound.
The Farm Crisis of the 1980s was a time of upheaval in American agriculture, second only to the long depression of 1920-1940. The crisis affected many different facets of farm life, including farm women’s roles.
How, Samson asks, can we see Bell’s McLennan’s life through her husband’s diary, a diary near completely devoid of her perspective?
Recent website posts highlighting the experiences of rural women.
Through their gendered articulations of justice and power, each of these women challenged the legal violence of settler-colonial place-making in an era of dispossession, and rural communities continue to grapple with the legacies of these challenges in their efforts to not only survive, but thrive in the twenty-first century.
"My book examines ... how farm people... negotiated these conflicts through their work with farm and home bureaus... These broad cultural and societal conflicts mirrored a tension that existed in my own family experience."