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

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

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 Agricultural Transition in New York State: Markets and Migration in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Hardback
Purdue University Press
01/11/2002
206pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557532826
9781557532824
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Book Description

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.

About the Author(s):

Don Parkerson is a new social historian interested in the lives of the common folk in the past. He is Associate Professor of History and Distinguished Professor of Teaching. He is the author of The Agricultural Transition in New York State (Iowa State University Press, 1995) and with Jo Ann Parkerson The Emergence of the Common School in the U.S. Countryside (Mellen Press, 1998) and Transitions in American Education: A Social History of Teaching (Routledge/Falmer Press, 2001). His articles have appeared in Historical Methods, Social Science History and Journal of Family History. He was the Assistant Director of the Family and Community History Center at the Newberry Library in Chicago, has served on the Board of Editors for Social Science History and was the Program Chair for their Fall 2001 meetings in Chicago. He teaches American History surveys as well as courses in Historical Methods and Quantitative Methods.