ERIC Number: EJ557622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Back-to-the-Land Movement during the Great Depression.
Couch, Jim F.
Southern Social Studies Journal, v23 n1 p60-67 Fall 1997
Reviews one of the little-known failures of the New Deal social programs. The Subsistence Homestead Division and the Resettlement Administration attempted to resettle urban slum dwellers in autonomous garden cities and submarginal farmers in new farm villages. Discusses the reasons these communal efforts failed and provides suggested teaching activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Business Cycles, Collective Settlements, Community Development, Cooperatives, Economic Factors, Economics, Farm Management, Farmers, Federal Programs, Land Use, Modern History, Rural Areas, Rural Economics, Rural Resettlement, Secondary Education, Supply and Demand, United States History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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