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Agriculture and Rural Life

agriculture and rural life - a special edition

The Historiography of American Agriculture,
by R. Douglas Hurt
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The Farm in American History,
by James H. Shideler
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Two Centuries of Soil Conservation,
by Douglas Helms
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Modern American Agricultural Leaders: Four from Iowa,
by Thomas B. Colbert
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America’s First Government Documentary Films as Teaching Tools,
by Kenneth E. Hendrickson
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from the editor

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An Artifact from the 19th Century Schoolhouse: The McGuffy Reader,
by David E. Vocke
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on teaching

Photographs as Historical Documents,
by Rodney F. Allen and Randall G. Felton
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lesson plans

A Tractor or an Automobile? A 1920s Farm Family Faces a Decision,
by Joel P. Kunze
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The Tenancy System: The Forgotten Farmer,
by George W. Chilcoat
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Those Waterless, Sandy Valleys: Petition of the Moqui Women,
by Jean West and Wynell Burroughs Schamel
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John Hanson: First President of the United States,
by Art Richardson
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educational resources

Agriculture and Rural Life: An ERIC/ChESS Sample,
by Vickie J. Schlene
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history headlines

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on the cover

Walking plow, courtesy of Deere & Company