Farmer in the 1880s

The Farmer's Situation 's Nothing has done more to injure the [Western] region than these freight rates. The railroads have retarded its growth as much as they first hastened it.

Farmer in the 1880s

A Voice for the Farmers During the s, farmers in the West and South were afflicted by falling prices, mounting debt and climbing interest rates. The SFA grew when the Grange movement was declining as a force for reform. During the s, the SFA claimed more than three million members, many of them involved in cotton production.

Only whites were accepted for membership; the black s would form a similar, but separate group. Southern farmers attempted to band together to purchase equipment and supplies in bulk for price breaks. Impetus grew to discover ways to bypass them. The Alliance addressed these concerns by fashioning cooperatives and trade agreements, efforts that improved the lot of some farmers.

Tension developed over the question of affiliation with a political party. Some members believed that cooperative ventures were less beneficial than an expansion of the currency, creating support for the greenback movement and later the free silver cause.

The Alliance proved to be incapable of confronting the farm overproduction issue. The Alliance supported the Populist Party in the Election ofbut declined rapidly in its aftermath.

A Voice for the Farmers"About this site. The Food Timeline was created and maintained solely by Lynne Olver (, her obituary), reference librarian with a passion for food it she originally said " Information is checked against standard reference tools for accuracy.

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Farmer in the 1880s

Business expansion. Widespread bankruptcies and depression. Return of prosperity. Farm Economy. Typical wages in through Found a great resource that provides a frame of reference for wages in the last half of the s.

I would love to get some information on the materials cost of a simple home circa s, such as a farmer might build for his family – maybe just two or three rooms or so. (Not the ornate Victorian home.) I. A year-old farmer has won a long-running dispute with the Church of England about the ownership of his land.

It has taken two years for Richard Tyacke. Get an answer for 'History help?if you could be a miner, a cowboy or a farmer after the civil war which one would you pick?

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The Farmer's Situation ('s)