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The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920

By John J. Fry

© 2005 – Routledge

258 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This project contributes to our understanding of rural Midwesterners and farm newspapers at the turn of the century. While cultural historians have mainly focused on readers in town and cities, it examines Midwestern farmers. It also contributes to the "new rural history" by exploring the ideas of Hal Barron and others that country people selectively adapted the advice given to them by reformers. Finally, it furthers our understanding of American farm newspapers themselves and offers suggestions on how to use them as sources.

About the Author

John Fry is Assistant Professor of History at Trinity Christian College.

About the Series

Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)