The Resource Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman

Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman

Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Title
Persistent progressives
Title remainder
the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Statement of responsibility
John F. Freeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Persistent Progressives tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union's evolution from an early movement against monopolists and wholesalers to a regional trailblazer for agriculture ideologies built on social democracy, the family farmer, and cooperative enterprises. As a continuing advocate for saving the family farm, the Farmers Union legacy provides a unique window into the transformation of the agriculture and rural communities in Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Using data spanning decades, author John Freeman covers the founding of the RMFU in 1907 until the present, demonstrating how members continually sought to control the means of production and marketing by forming cooperatives, providing consumer services, and engaging in politics. Powering this evolution was a group of 'practical idealists'--the Farmers Union leaders and titular persistent progressives who shaped the organization's growth and expansion. Initiated by Jim Patton, who brought the organization out of its oppositional roots and into its cooperative advocacy, the RMFU passed to John Stencel and then David Carter, joining hands with agricultural conservationists and small organic producers along the way to carry the torch for progressive agrarianism in today's urbanized world. Shaken but undeterred by some notable failures, its leadership remains convinced of the efficacy of cooperatives as a means to achieve justice for all. Discussing the broader social, economic, political, and environmental issues related to farming, ranching, and urbanization, Persistent Progressives seamlessly blends regional history with ongoing issues of agricultural and economic development"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, John F.
Dewey number
334/.6830978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1485.R62
LC item number
F73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Agriculture, Cooperative
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Family farms
  • Farmers
  • Agriculture and politics
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9781607324324
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015025345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918591014
  • (OCoLC)ocn918591014
Label
Persistent progressives : the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, John F. Freeman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9781607324324
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015025345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918591014
  • (OCoLC)ocn918591014

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