Lecture Description

This lecture draws upon the author’s own family history to trace how and why midwestern families shifted away from farming in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lecture ranges from the 1848 Revolution in Germany to farming across the midwest, to the travails of women’s work, and the women who left farm communities for adventures in vaudeville or homesteading in Wyoming.


Agricultural Women

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