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Author Carriker, Robert M
Title Urban farming in the West : a New Deal experiment in subsistence homesteads / Robert M. Carriker
Imprint Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2010
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  630.978 C2351 2010    DUE 10-29-22  -  30500101529561
Descript xii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-233) and index
Back-to-the-land + urban plight [divided by symbol] part-time farming = New Deal subsistence homesteading -- Organizing the Division of Subsistence Homesteads -- The western projects of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads -- The Phoenix homesteads -- The El Monte and San Fernando homesteads -- The Longview homesteads
"[Author] examines for the first time the intricate histories of these subsistence homestead projects, which have long been buried in bureaucratic records and clouded by misunderstanding, showing that in many ways they were among the agency's most successful efforts. ... By describing what took place on these western homelands, [author] shows that the Division of Subsistence Homesteads' agenda was not as far-fetched as some have reported."--Jacket
Subject Subsistence farming -- Arizona -- Phoenix -- Case studies
Subsistence farming -- California -- El Monte -- Case studies
Subsistence farming -- California -- San Fernando -- Case studies
Subsistence farming -- Washington (State) -- Longview -- Case studies
New Deal, 1933-1939
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
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