Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest (Studies in Rural Culture) (Paperback)

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Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest (Studies in Rural Culture) (Paperback)

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Drawing on a decade-long ethnographic study of seven Illinois farming communities, Salamon demonstrates how family land transfers serve as the mechanism fro recreating the social relations fundamental to midwestern ethnic identities. She shows how, along with the land, families pass on a cultural patrimony that shapes practices of farm management, succession, and inheritance and that ultimately determines how land tenure and the personality of rural communities evolve.

Product Details ISBN: 9780807845530
ISBN-10: 0807845531
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: September 11th, 1995
Pages: 318
Language: English
Series: Studies in Rural Culture