The Resource Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression, Janet Poppendieck

Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression, Janet Poppendieck

Label
Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression
Title
Breadlines knee-deep in wheat
Title remainder
food assistance in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Janet Poppendieck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Library Journal: This book provides historical perspective on two of today's important public issues: farm income and hunger. It analyzes the origins of a national food assistance policy during the Thirties, when an attempt to solve the seeming paradox of simultaneous hunger and food surplus drove much of the public debate. Poppendieck demonstrates that food programs came to be seen by an organized farm lobby as a way of alleviating huge farm commodity surpluses. Unraveling the interrelated and complex agricultural and assistance policies, particularly for those unfamiliar with the terminology and bureaucracy, requires a good deal of skill. Poppendieck largely succeeds. The story she tells of good intentions gone bad, however, does not offer much hope for policy solutions to current farm and hunger problems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poppendieck, Janet
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV696.F6
LC item number
P66 1986
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HV696.F6P66
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food relief
  • Depressions
  • Agriculture and state
  • Agriculture and state
  • Depressions
  • Food relief
  • New Deal
  • Nahrungsmittelhilfe
  • Wirtschaftskrise
  • Geschichte (1929)
  • Agrarpolitik
  • Geschichte
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Geschichte (1929-1933)
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression, Janet Poppendieck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Paradox of want amid plenty -- 1: Plight of the farmer -- 2: Depression: deprivation and despair -- 3: Politics of wheat and drought -- 4: Government grain for the needy -- 5: End of the Hoover era -- 6: Promise of the New Deal -- 7: Little pigs: the genesis of relief distribution -- 8: Federal surplus relief corporation -- 9: Corporation in conflict: competition with private enterprise -- 10: Transfer to the Department of Agriculture -- 11: Accommodation to agricultural priorities -- 12: Food assistance: the legacy of New Deal policy choices -- Sources -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780813511214
Lccn
85002175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12132710
  • (OCoLC)ocm12132710
Label
Breadlines knee-deep in wheat : food assistance in the Great Depression, Janet Poppendieck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Paradox of want amid plenty -- 1: Plight of the farmer -- 2: Depression: deprivation and despair -- 3: Politics of wheat and drought -- 4: Government grain for the needy -- 5: End of the Hoover era -- 6: Promise of the New Deal -- 7: Little pigs: the genesis of relief distribution -- 8: Federal surplus relief corporation -- 9: Corporation in conflict: competition with private enterprise -- 10: Transfer to the Department of Agriculture -- 11: Accommodation to agricultural priorities -- 12: Food assistance: the legacy of New Deal policy choices -- Sources -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780813511214
Lccn
85002175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12132710
  • (OCoLC)ocm12132710

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