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Author Downs, William David, 1932- author.

Title Stories of survival : Arkansas farmers during the Great Depression / William D. Downs, Jr.

Publication Info. Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction to "Stories of survival" -- Meet the survivors -- Stories of survival : Arkansas farmers during the Great Depression -- Epilogue -- Appendix.
Summary Through dozens of in-depth interviews representing all sections of the state, farm families recall their best times, their worst times, and day-to-day experiences such as chores, washing, bathing, clothes making, medical care, home remedies, spiritual life, courtship and marriage, and school experiences. Their stories reveal how ordinary men and women, frequently living in abject poverty, endured cataclysmic natural disasters and economic collapse with extraordinary courage, faith, resourcefulness, and a good sense of humor.
Language English.
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Subject Depressions -- 1929 -- Arkansas.
Farmers -- Arkansas -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Rural families -- Arkansas -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Farm life -- Arkansas -- History -- 20th century.
Arkansas -- Rural conditions.
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Arkansas -- History -- 20th century.
Farmers -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Arkansas -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Downs Jr., William. Stories of Survival : Arkansas Farmers during the Great Depression. Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, ©2015 9781557286895
ISBN 9781610755757 (electronic bk.)
1610755758 (electronic bk.)