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Women and Farming 1900s

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Divia
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Women and Farming 1900s

Postby Divia » Sat May 9th, 2009, 6:33 pm

I'm trying to find out about northern women who farmed during the early 1900s. I found one excellent resource called Bonds of Community. I checked in the back but there isnt anything else for me.

Does anyone know of any books. Or maybe some key words I could use to search on Amazon.

I found a lot of southern farming stuff, but that doesnt apply.
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Postby Anna Elliott » Sat May 9th, 2009, 8:37 pm

You might try searching for "women homesteaders" on Amazon. I just typed it in and got several promising sounding results.

Good luck! Sounds like a fascinating topic!
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat May 9th, 2009, 10:31 pm

I found one that looks rather interesting about daily life. Thanks :)
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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sun May 10th, 2009, 2:17 pm

"Divia" wrote:I found a lot of southern farming stuff, but that doesnt apply.
Goes to show that the South was always more agrarian than the North, I suppose. :) More farmers, thus more documentation? This won't help with your research into your particular region, but if you ever get a chance to read the Foxfire book, it contains first hand info about farming and rural life around the NC/GA Appalachians. It would give you another view into the mind of a farmer, if nothing else. Even the mindset of a moonshiner ...

http://www.amazon.com/Foxfire-Book-Dressing-Building-Moonshining/dp/0385073534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241964866&sr=1-1
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun May 10th, 2009, 3:54 pm

Actually that book looks very interesting. If nothing else it may give me some ideas on how to do certain things during that time period.

Thanks for the suggestion :)
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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Sun May 10th, 2009, 7:08 pm

There are twelve total volumes - I'd love to own them all someday. The website, http://www.foxfire.org/thefoxfirebookseries.aspx, offers the set for $200.40. Not quite in my immediate budget ...
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Mon May 11th, 2009, 11:37 pm

Have you tried looking on Library of Congress online catalog?

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon May 11th, 2009, 11:54 pm

I have not. :) Thanks for the tip.
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MrsMorland
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Location: Massachusetts

Postby MrsMorland » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:25 pm

Does it have to be books? There are lots of databases that you could search for articles on the subject. If you give me a little more detail, perhaps I could search for you. I'm a librarian.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:32 pm

If you can find a copy of Letters From Honey Hill, you will be amply rewarded with lots of daily detail. This is about the life of a woman who married, raised kids, and did everything else on a small farm in the midwest -- Wyoming, I think. Very well written -- I read it at least two decades ago, and remember it still.


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