Agricultural depression in the 1920"s economic fact or statistical artifact? by H. Thomas Johnson

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  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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StatementH. Thomas Johnson.
SeriesAmerican economic history, American economic history (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
LC ClassificationsHD1765 .J64 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
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Open LibraryOL2869267M
ISBN 100824066561
LC Control Number84048308

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World agriculture was not plagued by overproduction and falling terms of by: Minor recoveries in grain prices in the mids improved matters, but were cancelled out by the depression from onwards.

Dairy farming did not suffer as badly, and some agricultural sub-sectors, such as eggs and cheese, moved to more efficient 'industrial'. This concise survey of British agriculture between and shows how, after a period of comparative prosperity, British farmers faced a period of depression.

The prime cause was the increase in world food supplies and the competition from cheaper producers. The author explains how this agricultural depression affected all groups in British farming in different ways. At first it seemed odd for the images of the "Roaring Twenties" to be united with depression tenant farmers, yet there was a congruity between the two.

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While most Americans enjoyed relative prosperity for most of the s, the Great Depression for the American farmer really began after World War I. Much of the Roaring '20s was a continual cycle of debt for the American farmer, stemming from falling farm prices and the need to purchase expensive machinery.

The agricultural depression of the s prompted increasing numbers to look to that same government for relief. Although farmers protested the inequities of the economic system that they thought put them at a disadvantage, the agrarian radicalism of the s and s did not resurface during the s.

The U.S. economic farming crisis began in the early s and became a major factor in the Great Depression of the s. The combination of technological advances, the growth of science applications, and a greater government role in regulating farm production brought dramatic changes to rural America.

Chapter 6 Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression, – The s were a period of economic growth and transition.

Real wages for most workers increased, while stock prices advanced as much during the s as they had in the previous three decades.

The agricultural depression in America during the ’s can be said to be one of the contributing factors to The Great Depression or even a preface to it.

In fact, during this time, farmers were already living in fear of bankruptcy and trying to make ends meet in a rapidly declining agricultural market. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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