Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

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Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Edward Amend

Abstract

The Farmer's Holiday Association (FHA) was a short-lived phenomenon in Depression-era history. It arose out of the National Farmers Union, the most powerful farm organization of the immediate post-World War I era. While the main goal of the FHA was noble, cost of production guarantees were probably unattainable. Additionally, the method used try and attain this goal was questionable. Furthermore, the movement took on a life 1 of its own. For the most part, most of the activities took place in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, with significantly less activity taking place in eastern Iowa.

In this paper, the background conditions and major developments of the farm revolts of 1932-1933 will be examined. The paper will then go on to document the activities of the FHA in eastern Iowa as reported by the major daily paper of the region, the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Finally, an examination of possible reasons why the withholding movement did not take off in eastern Iowa will be made.

Date of Award

1996

Department

Department of History

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

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Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (33 pages)

Date Digital

1-10-2018

Copyright

©1996 - Joel Dinger

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

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