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Children of the land : adversity and success in rural America  Cover Image Book Book

Children of the land : adversity and success in rural America

Elder, Glen H., Jr. (Author). Conger, Rand. (Added Author). King, Valarie. (Added Author).


"In Children of the Land, the authors ask whether traditional observations about farm families - strong intergenrational ties, productive roles for youth in work and social leadership, dedicated parents, and a network of positive engagement in church, school, and community life - apply to 300 Iowa children who have grown up with some tie to the land. The answer, as the authors show, is a resounding yes. The study includes families involved in full-time or part-time farming, displaced farm families, families in which the parents grew up on a farm, and non-farm families - the comparison group."--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780226212531
  • ISBN: 022621253X
  • Physical Description: xx, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Paperback ed.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014, ©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-360) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ties to the land -- Families and the generations -- Ties to family and land -- Always work to do -- Bridging family and community -- Wisdom of the ages -- Church, family, and friends -- Lessons from school -- Achieving success, avoiding trouble -- Legacies of the land.
Subject: Rural youth > Family relationships > United States.
Parenting > United States.
United States > Rural conditions.
Success > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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