Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This work highlights the institutional nature of spatial relationships that restricted cropping choices and patterned both the landscape and work behaviors of farm families in the late nineteenth-century Illinois corn-belt. It accomplishes this through a intra regional comparison of agricultural production statistics among native-stock and German-American farmers and a study of their varied cultural approaches to gendered labor and the built environment.
Noll, Peter, "A spatial approach to culture, agriculture and political economy in the late nineteenth-century corn-belt" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11963.