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Every Farm a FactoryThe Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture$
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Deborah Fitzgerald

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088137

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088137.001.0001

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Conclusion Changing the Landscape

Conclusion Changing the Landscape

(p.184) Conclusion Changing the Landscape
Every Farm a Factory

Deborah Fitzgerald

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the ending of the first stage of agricultural industrialization in the United States by 1930, and reveals that by the time the Great Depression was recognized as a major and sustained crisis, the material and ideological components of industrialization had taken root in several parts of the country and in various commodity sectors. Where the industrial ideal had been introduced, it survived the Depression and flourished when that crisis subsided. The chapter showsx that the pace of industrialization was uneven across the country, determined by geography, affluence, climate, and crop. It reveals that the first places to adopt large farm machines were those for which machines were originally developed: places which were flat and hot, where fields were large and unbroken, and where the favored crops required little fussy attention.

Keywords:   agricultural industrialization, Great Depression, farm machines, crops, mechanization

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