Hope Greenberg: Graduate Portfolio

HST 296E: Rural Life in the United States

Professor Dona Brown
204 Wheeler House
Tel: 656-4489
E-mail: dona.brown@uvm.edu

Course Description:
"This seminar explores the history of rural life--which was for most of American history the experience of the vast majority of men and women. . . When, if ever, was there a "traditional" way of life in the countryside? When, if ever, were those ways completely outpaced by the demands of industrial capitalism? What was the impact of American agricultural practice on the environment that sustained farmers? How was work organized within the farm household? How have Americans imagined the farm and rural life over time?"
Additional daily work, musings, questions, comments, resources:
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Created by Hope Greenberg. E-mail: Hope.Greenberg@uvm.edu. Created/updated: 20 January 2005/3 February 2005