Plowed Under

Plowed Under

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During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public protests against… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 11, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 314 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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