Reviews

Author: 
Victoria Saker Woeste
Reviewer: 
Patrick H. Mooney

Mooney on Woeste, 'The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945'

Victoria Saker Woeste. The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. xviii + 369 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2421-4; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4731-2.

Reviewed by Patrick H. Mooney (Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky) Published on H-Rural (July, 1999)

Author: 
Steven Stoll
Reviewer: 
David B. Danbom

Danbom on Stoll, 'The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in California'

Steven Stoll. The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xix + 273 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21172-8.

Reviewed by David B. Danbom (Department of History, North Dakota State University) Published on H-Rural (June, 1999)

Author: 
Armando C. Alonzo
Reviewer: 
Sandra K. Mathews-Benham

Mathews-Benham on Alonzo, 'Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900' and Armando C. Alonzo, 'Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900'

Armando C. Alonzo. Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. xii + 357 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-1897-8; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-1866-4.Armando C. Alonzo. Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. xiii + 357 pp.

Author: 
Nigel Anthony Sellars
Reviewer: 
Anne B. W. Effland

Effland on Sellars, 'Oil, Wheat, and Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World in Oklahoma, 1905-1930'

Nigel Anthony Sellars. Oil, Wheat, and Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World in Oklahoma, 1905-1930. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. xiii + 298 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-3005-7.

Reviewed by Anne B. W. Effland (Economic Research Service, USDA) Published on H-Rural (March, 1999)

Author: 
Robert Gough
Reviewer: 
Michael J. Grant

Grant on Gough, 'Farming the Cutover: A Social History of Northern Wisconsin, 1900-1940'

Robert Gough. Farming the Cutover: A Social History of Northern Wisconsin, 1900-1940. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997. viii + 295 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0850-8.

Reviewed by Michael J. Grant (University of Kansas) Published on H-Rural (June, 1998)

Author: 
Elliott West
Reviewer: 
Douglas C. Sackman

Sackman on West, 'The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains'

Elliott West. The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. x + 224 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-1653-0; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-1656-1.

Reviewed by Douglas C. Sackman (University of California, Irvine) Published on H-Rural (April, 1998)

Author: 
Hal S. Barron
Reviewer: 
Robert Swierenga

Swierenga on Barron, 'Mixed Harvest: The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North, 1870-1930'

Hal S. Barron. Mixed Harvest: The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North, 1870-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xiv + 301 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4659-9; $59.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-8078-2354-5.

Reviewed by Robert Swierenga (Harvey Mudd College) Published on H-Rural (February, 1998)

Author: 
Thorkild Kjaergaard
Reviewer: 
Deborah Fink

Fink on Kjaergaard, 'The Danish Revolution, 1500-1800: An Ecohistorical Interpretation'

Thorkild Kjaergaard. The Danish Revolution, 1500-1800: An Ecohistorical Interpretation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xii + 314 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-44267-1.

Reviewed by Deborah Fink (H-Rural) Published on H-Rural (February, 1998)

Author: 
Jon Gjerde
Reviewer: 
Susan Sessions Rugh

Rugh on Gjerde, 'The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917'

Jon Gjerde. The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xiii + 426 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4807-4.

Reviewed by Susan Sessions Rugh (Department of History, Brigham Young University) Published on H-Rural (January, 1998)

The Hazards of Freedom

Author: 
Michele M. Hoyman
Reviewer: 
Mark A. Grey

Grey on Hoyman, 'Power Steering: Global Automakers and the Transformation of Rural Communities'

Michele M. Hoyman. Power Steering: Global Automakers and the Transformation of Rural Communities. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997. x + 262 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-0819-5; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0818-8.

Reviewed by Mark A. Grey (Anthropology Department, University of Northern Iowa) Published on H-Rural (November, 1997)

Author: 
Howard Kester
Reviewer: 
Valerie Grim

Grim on Kester, 'Revolt Among the Sharecroppers'

Howard Kester. Revolt Among the Sharecroppers. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997. 168 pp. $14.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87049-975-3.

Reviewed by Valerie Grim (Visiting Associate Professor, History and African American Studies Interim Director, African American Studies, Iowa State University) Published on H-Rural (October, 1997)

Author: 
Barbara Ching, Gerald W. Creed
Reviewer: 
David B. Danbom

Danbom on Ching and Creed, 'Knowing Your Place: Rural Identity and Cultural Hierarchy'

Barbara Ching, Gerald W. Creed. Knowing Your Place: Rural Identity and Cultural Hierarchy. New York: Routledge, 1997. viii + 277 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-91544-1; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-91545-8.

Reviewed by David B. Danbom (Department of History, North Dakota State University) Published on H-Rural (July, 1997)

Author: 
Sally McMurry
Reviewer: 
Jon K. Lauck

Lauck on McMurry, 'Transforming Rural Life: Dairying Families and Agricultural Change, 1820-1885'

Sally McMurry. Transforming Rural Life: Dairying Families and Agricultural Change, 1820-1885. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. xii + 291 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-4889-6.

Reviewed by Jon K. Lauck (Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Published on H-Rural (June, 1997)

Author: 
Jeannie M. Whayne
Reviewer: 
James H. Tuten

Tuten on Whayne, 'A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas'

Jeannie M. Whayne. A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996. xvi +324 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1655-2.

Reviewed by James H. Tuten (Ph.D. Candidate, History, Emory University) Published on H-Rural (May, 1997)

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