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Prairie Patrimony – Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Sonya Salamon


This book consolidates, refines, advances and grounds recent scholarship that challenges familiar platitudes about family farming and rural life in the United States. Its approach yields a depth of information about farming culture not usually found in the literature on rural America. The book takes the reader on a cultural tour of a cherished American institution and landscape: midwestern farm families and their farms. With attention to detail and knowledge borne of first-hand study over many years, the author reveals the pervasive imprint of ethnicity. The book represents one of those rare s ... More

Keywords: family farming, ethnicity, rural life, farming culture, rural America, farm families, agriculture, immigrant farmers, Middle West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780807845530
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469611181_Salamon


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonya Salamon, author