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A Partial Bibliography of Sources

  • Aaberg, Gwendolyn M., The R. F. D.: Then and Now, Vantage Press, New York City, NY, 1967.
  • Blanke, David, Sowing the American Dream, Ohio University Press, Athens, 2000.
  • Bosso, Christopher John, Pesticides and Politics: The Life Cycle of a Public Issue, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987.
  • Bradford, Harry E., A Short History of Agrigultural Education Below College Grade in Nebraska, Thesis for University of Nebraska, 1940.
  • Broehl, Wayne G. Jr., John Deere’s Company: A History of Deere and Company and Its Times, Doubleday and Company INC., , 1984.
  • Brokaw, Tom, The Greatest Generation, Random House, New York, 1998.
  • Carson, Rachel, Silent Spring, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, 1962.
  • Clements, Leroy D., A History of the Agricultural Division of the Department of Vocational Education, College of Agriculture University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1963.
  • Cochrane, Willard W., The Development of American Agriculture: A Historical Analysis, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1993.
  • Dulles, Allen W., The Marshall Plan, Berg Publisher,Inc., Providence, 1993.
  • Erb, David, Eldon Brumbaugh, Full Steam Ahead: J. I. Case Tractors and Equipment 1842-1955, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich., 1993.
  • Eschenbrenner, Gunther P., Multhaup, Robert H., Technology’s Harvest: Feeding a Growing Population, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston Texas, 1996.
  • Fay, Guy, and Andy Kraushaar, Farmall Letter Series Tractors, MBI Publishing, Osceola, WI , 1998.
  • Fern├índez-Armesto, Felipe, Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food, The Free Press, New York City, NY, 2002.
  • Gardner, Bruce L., American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How it Flourished and What it Cost, Harvard Univerisity Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002.
  • Green, David E., Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1973.
  • Greene, Bob, Once Upon a Town, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1992.
  • Haney, Wava G., and Jane B. Knowles, Women and Farming: Changing Roles, Changing Structures, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1988.
  • Hargreaves, Mary W. M., Dry Farming in the Northern Great Plains: Years of Readjustment, 1920-1990, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1993.
  • Hine, Howard Jordan, Tractors on the Farm; Their Choice, Use and Maintenance, Farmer & Stock-Breeder, London, UK, 1955.
  • Hogan, Michael J., The Marshall Plan: America ,Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952, Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, New York City, NY, 1987.
  • Hollingworth, Robert M., Marco, Gino J., and Plimmer, Jack R., Regulation of Agrochemicals: A Driving Force in Their Evolution, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, 1991.
  • Huber, Donald S., How Johnny Popper Replaced the Horse : A History of John Deere Two-Cylinder Tractors, Deere, Moline, IL, 1988.
  • Hurt, R. Douglas, American Agriculture: A Brief History, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN, 2002.
  • Hurt, R. Douglas, Problems of Plenty: The American Farmer in the Twentieth Century, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, IL, 2002.
  • Isern, Thomas, Custom Combining on the Great Plains, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1981.
  • Kuzelka, Robert D., et. al., Flat Water: A History of Nebraska and Its Water, Conservation and Survey Division, Lincoln, NE, 1993.
  • Letourneau, Peter, Vintage Case Tractors, Town Square Books, Stillwater, MN, 1997.
  • Lieberman, Archie, Neighbors, A Forty-Year Portrait of an American Farm Community, Collins Publishers, San Francisco, 1993.
  • Marco, Gino J., Robert M. Hollingworth, Jack R. Plimmer, Regulation of Agrochemicals: A Driving Force in their Evolution, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 1991.
  • Markham, Jesse William, The Fertilizer Industry: Study of an Imperfect Market, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN, 1958.
  • Miller, Roger G., To Save a City, Texas A&M University Press, United States, 2000.
  • Morgan, Dan, Merchants of Grain: The Power and Profits of the Five Giant Companies at the Center of the World’s Food Supply, Viking Press, New York City, NY, 1979, 2000.
  • Morris, Eric, Blockade, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973.
  • Nash, Gerald D., World War II and the West: Reshaping the Economy, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1990.
  • Nelson, Lewis B., History of the U.S. Fertilizer Industry, Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1990.
  • Olson, James C., and Ronald C. Naugle, History of Nebraska: Third Edition, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 1997.
  • Paarlberg, Don, and Philip Paarlberg, The Agricultural Revolution of the Twentieth Century, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, 2000.
  • Prichard, Jo G., Making Things Grow: The Story of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Yazoo City Miss., 1998.
  • Root, Waverly, Richard de Rochemont, Eating in America, Ecco Press, New York City, NY, 1981, 2002.
  • Sanders, Ralph W., Ultimate John Deere: The History of the Big Green Machines, Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN , 2001.
  • Schlebecker, John T., Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, 1975.
  • Shapiro, Laura, Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America, Viking Press, New York City, NY, 2004.
  • Smith, Harris Pearson, Farm Machinery and Equipment, McGraw-Hill, New York City, NY, 1948.
  • Solbrig, Otto T., and Dorothy J. Solbrig, So Shall You Reap: Farming and Crops in Human Affairs, Island Press, Washington, DC, 1994.
  • Summers, Robert E., Economic Aid to Europe: The Marshall Plan, H.W Wilson Company, New York City, NY, 1948.
  • Tannahill, Reay, Food in History, Three Rivers Press, New York City, NY, 1988.
  • Turner, C. N., Farm Electrical Equipment Handbook, Edison Electric Institute, New York City, NY, 1950.
  • Whorton , James, Before Silent Spring: Pesticides and Public Health in pre-DDT America, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1974.
  • Williams, Michael, Great Tractors, Poole, Blandford Press, New York City, NY, 1982.
  • Williams, Michael, Massey-Ferguson Tractors, Poole, Blandford Press, New York City, NY, 1987.
  • Williams, Robert C., Fordson, Farmall, and Poppin’ Johnny: A History of the Farm Tractor and Its Impact on America, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, 1987.
  • Nebraska Tractor Field Book, University of Nebraska, NE, Lincoln, NE, various dates.