Agricultural Transition in New York State: Markets and Migration in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America

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01/11/2002
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Purdue University Press

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This study focuses on the transformation of the U.S. agricultural economy in the middle of the nineteenth center and its impact on farm famalies. In the first detailed case study of th etransition of subsistence to commercial agriculture, te author examines call formation, migration, and household structure in the context of emerging agricultural markets and the growing availability of cheap consumer goods.