Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Blue cloth with stamped gold gilt titles. 4to;10.25 inches tall; 226 pages with an extensive index. (213-226) Illustrated with historic photographs, charts, graphs, maps and a tissue-fold-out. The Dust Jacket has a wood-block illustration of a farmer with plow and his barn in the background.
Book is near fine with the only flaw of even light age-toning of the text. The dust jacket has minor top-edge chipping and a sunned spine. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear.
Near Fine / Very Good. Item #17254
An analysis from 1937 of the effects of the ongoing depression on American farmers and FDR's programs to assist them.
This study was undertaken to assemble information concerning the relief and rehabilitation needs of farmers and to clarify the problems of the farm families that became dependent on public assistance during the depression.
The specific objectives have been to describe the extent of the farm relief problem and the underlying causes of distress. The report emphasizes the fact that the depression in agriculture began long before 1929 and that the distress of the early 1930's merely accentuated farm problems of long standing.
The report was prepared by Berta Asch, whose services were made available to the Works Progress Administration by the Resettlement Administration, and by A. R. Mangus; it was edited by Ellen Winston and Rebecca Farnham. Special acknowledgement is made of the contribution of T. J. Woofter, Jr., who wrote the Introduction and Chapters I, VI, and VIII. A. R. Mangus contributed Chapter VII and Appendix B—The Methodology of Rural Relief Studies.
Ref: Corrington Gill; Letter of Transmittal
Subject: Farming; Agriculture; Great Depression, New Deal; Dust Bowl