In Heartland, Smarsh eloquently unpacks the harsh realities of the working poor in places that are simultaneously celebrated as the nation’s “heartland” and mocked as being part of the “great flyover.”
Feminism, food, and fun made "Tamale Making and Storytelling" one of the most productive academic panels Salmanson has ever attended.
Marie Wilson rejected the rigid world of the plantation and embraced an unorthodox and worldly lifestyle.
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.
"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."
Women homesteaders ... pressed the bounds of imposed limitations with and sometimes without the help of their male counterparts. The women homesteaders in the Study Area also press the bounds of current homesteading scholarship.
Querying the boundaries of natural, rural, urban, and suburban spaces, and the complex interrelationships between traveling and living in the twentieth-century American West.