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.
I didn’t know it then, but my research trajectory changed that day in 2012 when I happened upon Collier’s photos of my family.
Harriette E. Cushman: A New Woman Amy L. McKinney My first experience with the RWSA was at the 2012 conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Joan Jensen was on my dissertation defense committee the year before and visited with me about the conference, asking if I would be interested in being on a panel with … Continue reading Harriette E. Cushman: A New Woman
Young Women's Diaries as Primary Sources for Rural Women's History Rachel Kleinschmidt My name is Rachel Kleinschmidt and I have been a member of the Rural Women's Studies Association (RWSA) since 2009. My work has focused on unmarried women in Midwestern agriculture throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For this blog, I want to … Continue reading Young Women’s Diaries as Primary Sources for Rural Women’s History
Material cultural studies are necessary when telling the story of rural women’s lives.
The quilting bee continued to be a mainstay in many Canadian communities during WWI.
My current research project has been transformed by digital technologies.