This book explores historical developments in U.S. agriculture within the context of the larger political economy. It provides a review of the similarities and differences between the critical rural sociology of today with that of the 1930s.
Table of Contents
Other Titles in This Series -- Foreword -- Critical Rural Sociology of Yesterday and Today -- Capitalist Development in the United States: State, Accumulation, and Agricultural Production Systems -- The Underdevelopment of the South: State and Agriculture, 1865–1900 -- Farmers’ Movements and the Changing Structure of Agriculture -- Local State Structure and the Transformation of Southern Agriculture -- New Deal Farm Policy and Oklahoma Populism -- Class Relations and Class Structure in the Midwest -- Immigration Policy and Class Relations in California Agriculture -- Agriculture and the State: An Analytical Approach
"A. Eugene Havens was professor and chairman of the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He served as director of the Center for Developing Nations Program from 1968 to 1970 and was a consultant to the Ford Foundation on agriculture and rural development in Latin America from 1975 to 1979. He also consulted with CIERA in Nicaragua on many aspects of post-revolutionary agricultural adjustment and planning. Gregory Hooks is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Indiana Patrick H. Mooney is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky Max J. Pfeffer is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology/Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin."