the farmer's wife

For Further Reading

See also the sources listed in the Viewers' Guide.

Strangers and Guests: Toward Community in the Heartland (National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 1990)

John C. Allen & Don A. Dillman, Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age (Westview, 1994)

Sam Bingham, The Last Ranch: A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert (Pantheon, 1996)

William Browne and Jerry Skees, Sacred Cows and Hot Potatoes: Agrarian Myths in Agricultural Policy (Westview, 1992)

Rand D. Conger and Glen H. Elder Jr., Families in Troubled Times: Adapting to Change in Rural America (Aldine de Gruyer, 1994)

Deborah Fink, Agrarian Women: Wives and Mothers in Rural Nebraska 1880-1940 (University of North Carolina, 1992)

Gilbert Fite, American Farmers: The New Minority (Indiana University Press, 1981)

Janet Fitchen, Endangered Spaces, Enduring Places: Change, Identity and Survival in Rural America (Westview, 1991)

John Hildebrand, Mapping the Farm: The Chronicle of a Family (Vintage, 1995)

Barbara Holland, Bingo Night at the Fire Hall (Harcourt Brace, 1997)

Bill Holm, Prairie Days (Saybrook, 1985)

Ronald Jager, Eighty Acres: Elegy for a Family Farm (Beacon, 1990)

Alan S. Kesselheim, Silhouette on a Wide Land (Fulcrum, 1992)

Howard Kohn, The Last Farmer: An American Memoir (Summit, 1988)

Anne Matthews, Where the Buffalo Roam: The Storm Over the Revolutionary Plan to Restore America's Great Plains (Grove Weidenfeld, 1992)

Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (Houghton Mifflin, 1993)

Gary Paulsen, Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992)

Rev. George Speltz, Agriculture with a Human Face: A Value System to Sustain an Agricultural Rural People (National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 1995)

Catherine McNicol Stock, Rural Radicals (Penguin, 1996)

Roger Welsch, It's Not the End of the Earth But You Can See it From Here: Tales of the Great Plains (Villard, 1990)


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