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Working Americans Vol. 16: Farming and Ranching

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note



Introduction



Profiles



1798: Farmer and Homesteader


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Montpelier, Vermont


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1813: Farmer and Solider


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Indiana


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1815: Logger and Whiskey Maker


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Blount County, Tennessee


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1858: Lady of the Plantation


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Columbia, South Carolina


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1880: Norwegian Farmers


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Freeborn County, Minnesota


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


Mail Order Shopping


1885: German Tobacco Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Mecklenburg County, Virginia


German Immigration Timeline


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1888: Texas Cattle Rancher


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Abilene, Texas


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


Texas History Timeline


1892: Danish Farmer and Miller


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: La Crosse, Wisconsin


Norwegian Immigration Timeline


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1892: Sweet Potato Farmers


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Northern California


Historical Snapshot (see previous profile)


Selected Prices (see previous profile)


Primary Source Documents


1898: Crafter of Plow Handles


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Hampden Sydney, Virginia


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1904: Potato Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Skagit County, Washington


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1916: Son of a Missouri Tobacco Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Platte City, Missouri


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Facts About a Changing America


Primary Source Documents


1919: Dude Rancher


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Tucson, Arizona


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1926: Sugar Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: The Hawaiian Islands


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1927: Farming Family


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Madison County, Virginia


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Annual Budgets


Sample Prices of Used Automobiles in Richmond


Primary Source Documents


1933: Leader of a Farm Revolt


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: York, Nebraska


Agricultural Timeline


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1934: 13-year-old Daughter of Farming Family


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Vidalia, Georgia


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1935: Sharecroppers who Fled the South


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Summerville, South Carolina


Historical Snapshot


Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1940: Cattle Wrangler


Life at Work


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Osage County, Oklahoma


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1957: Cotton Broker


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Lexington, Mississippi


Historical Snapshot


Annual Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Consumer Expenditures


Primary Source Documents


1966: Mexican Farmhand


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Tehachapi, California


Mexican Immigration Timeline


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1978: Orange Juice Company Executive


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Lake Wales, Florida


Historical Snapshot


Consumer Expenditures


Annual Income, Standard Jobs


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1988: Logger


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Forks, Washington


Forestry Timeline


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1994: Large Scale Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Bartlett, Texas


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


1998: Switchgrass Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Maryville, Missouri


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


2003: Cattle Rancher


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Malheur County, Oregon


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


2008: Dairy Farmer’s Daughter


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Alliance, Ohio


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


2011: Salvadorian Ranch Hand


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: Irwin County, Georgia


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


2015: Genetic Scientist


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: San Mateo, California


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


2020: Organic Soybean Farmer


Life at Home


Life at Work


Life in the Community: DeKalb County, Illinois


Historical Snapshot


Selected Prices


Primary Source Documents


Census of Agriculture


Race/Ethnicity/Gender



Race/Ethnicity/Gender Profiles


Agricultural Highlights



Dairy Cattle and Milk Production


Farm Economics


Farm Producers


Farms and Farmland


Fruit, Tree Nut, and Berry Production


Honey Bees


Irrigation and Water Management


Poultry and Egg Production


Vegetable Production


Agricultural Financials



U.S. Farm Production Expenditures


Land Values and Cash Rents


Agricultural Chemical Use



Fruit Crops


Vegetable Crops


Further Reading