The Farmer�s Plight

The Farmer�s Plight - The Farmer's Plight 3/3/2008...

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The Farmer’s Plight 03/03/2008 04:03:00 Prediction: unless changes were made to the political system the results would  be catastrophic.  1892: Donnelly wrote this book… American farmers and industrial workers were suffering from a “mass conspiracy  against all mankind”  Am Farmers still thought they were the real “people” of America. Their incomes  were falling, they lost their farms and houses, social prestige…  -caught in a vicious economic cycle: more they produce, prices decline, income  declines 1886-1893 wheat fell  in 1889 farmers burned their corn for fuel.  1. After the civil war there was a huge expansion of acreage, fertilizers, and  increase in productivity per acre. American Farmers were now competing with foreign  imports. :: Over Production, falling farm prices and incomes.  2. Rugged individualist: self perception by farmers, however, now these farmers 
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