First published in 1985. This study explores the agricultural depression in the United States of America in the 1920’s. The author examines overproduction, wartime optimism and the farm crisis, and continuity and change in agriculture during this period. This title will be of great interest to students of history, agriculture, and economics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Agricultural Depression in the 1920’s: Consensus and Paradox 2. The Income Situation 3. What About Parity? 4. Overproduction and Prices: "The Wheat Situation" Revisited 5. Wartime Optimism and Farm Crisis in the Twenties: Land Values, Mortgages and Banks 6. Agricultural Production in the Twenties: Continuity and Change 7. Agriculture, Farmers and Economic History: Facts and Artefacts; Bibliography