Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat : Food Assistance in the Great Depression
By: Poppendieck, Janet.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (401 p.).ISBN: 9780520958425.Subject(s): Agriculture and state -- United States -- History | Depressions -- 1929 -- United States | Food relief -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat : Food Assistance in the Great DepressionDDC classification: 363.8 | 363.8/83/0973 | 363.8830973 LOC classification: HV696.F6Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Paradox of Want amid Plenty; List of Abbreviations; ONE: The Plight of the Farmer; TWO: Depression: Deprivation and Despair; THREE: The Politics of Wheat and Drought; FOUR: Government Grain for the Needy; FIVE: The End of the Hoover Era; SIX: The Promise of the New Deal; SEVEN: The Little Pigs: The Genesis of Relief Distribution; EIGHT: The Federal Surplus Relief Corporation; NINE: The Corporation in Conflict: Competition with Private Enterprise; TEN: Transfer to the Department of Agriculture
ELEVEN: Accommodation to Agricultural PrioritiesTWELVE: Food Assistance: The Legacy of New Deal Policy Choices; Epilogue; Acknowledgments to the 2014 Edition; Sources; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
At no time during the Great Depression was the contradiction between agriculture surplus and widespread hunger more wrenchingly graphic than in the government's attempt to raise pork prices through the mass slaughter of miliions of ""unripe"" little pigs. This contradiction was widely perceived as a ""paradox."" In fact, as Janet Poppendieck makes clear in this newly expanded and updated volume, it was a normal, predictable working of an economic system rendered extreme by the Depression. The notion of paradox, however, captured the imagination of the public and policy makers, and it was to th
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