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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-234).
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During the early part of the 20th century farming in America was transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial activity. This book explores the modernization of the 1920s, which saw farmers adopt not just new technology, but also the financial cultural & ideological apparatus of industrialism.
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture -- 2 By the Numbers: Economics and Management in Agriculture -- 3 Agricultural Engineers and Industrialization -- 4 Farms as Factories: The Emergence of Large-Scale Farming -- 5 The Campbell Farming Corporation -- 6 Collectivization and Industrialization: Learning from the Soviets -- Conclusion: Changing the Landscape -- Appendix -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index
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