The Country-Life Movement in the United States
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The Country-Life Movement in the United States

By L. H. (Liberty Hyde) Bailey
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  • THE COUNTRY-LIFE MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
  • CONTENTS
  • THE COUNTRY-LIFE MOVEMENT
    • It is not a back-to-the-land movement.
    • This book.
  • THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT
    • [Pg 6] A transition period.
    • The commission on country life.
    • The three fundamental recommendations of the Commission.
    • A national conference on country life.
    • A voluntary movement.
    • The international phase.
  • SOME INTER-RELATIONS OF CITY AND COUNTRY
    • Some contrasts of town folk and country folk.
    • [Pg 16] Comparisons of town and country affairs.
    • The two minds.
    • Will the American farmer hold his own?
    • The first two remedies.
    • Movement from city to country as a remedy.
    • [Pg 25] Sending the surplus population to the country.
    • Back-to-the-village.
    • Can a city man make a living on a farm?
    • What the city may do.
  • THE DECLINE IN RURAL POPULATION—ABANDONED FARMS
    • Significance of the decline.
    • [Pg 37] The abandoned farms. [1]
    • The new farming.
  • RECLAMATION IN RELATION TO COUNTRY LIFE; AND THE RESERVE LANDS
    • The interests of society in the work.
    • A broad reclamation movement.
    • Supplemental irrigation.
    • [Pg 53] We need reserves.
  • WHAT IS TO BE THE OUTCOME OF OUR INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION?
    • (1) The making of a new society.
    • (2) The fighting edge.
  • THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION IN AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE
    • Agriculture in the public schools.
    • The American contribution.
    • The dangers in the situation.
    • The present educational institutions.
    • The need of plans to coördinate this educational work.
    • Outline of a state plan.
    • A state extension program.
    • Special local schools for agriculture.[2]
    • The lessons of experience.
  • WOMAN'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE COUNTRY-LIFE MOVEMENT
    • The affairs of the household.
    • The affairs of the community.
    • The woman's outlook.
    • The means of education.
  • HOW SHALL WE SECURE COMMUNITY LIFE IN THE OPEN COUNTRY?
    • Hamlet life.
    • The category of agencies.
    • Community interest is of the spirit.
  • A POINT OF VIEW ON THE LABOR PROBLEM
    • Reasons for the labor question.
    • The remedies.
    • Public or social bearings.
    • [Pg 142] Supervision in farm labor.
    • What is the farmer to do?
  • THE MIDDLEMAN QUESTION
    • Farmer does not get his share.
    • Relation of the question to cost-of-living.
    • The farmer's part.
    • The middleman's part.
    • [Pg 158] A system of economic waste.
    • Coöperation of farmers will not solve it.
    • It is the business of government.
    • Must be a continuing process of control.
  • COUNTY AND LOCAL FAIRS
    • Nature of the fair.
    • Features to be eliminated.
    • Constructive program.
    • The financial support.
    • An educational basis.
    • [Pg 171] Ask every person to prove up.
    • Sports, contests, and pageants.
    • Premiums.
    • [Pg 175] It is time to begin.
    • The fair ground.
    • My plea.
  • THE COUNTRY-LIFE PHASE OF CONSERVATION
    • These subjects have a history.
    • [Pg 182] They are not party-politics subjects.
    • The soil is the greatest of all resources.
    • The soil crust.
    • [Pg 188] No man has a right to plunder the soil.
    • Ownership vs. conservation.
    • The philosophy of saving.
    • The conservation of food.
    • The best husbandry is not in the new regions.
    • [Pg 197] Another philosophy of agriculture.
    • The obligation of the farmer.
    • [Pg 200] The obligation of the conservation movement.
  • PERSONAL SUGGESTIONS
    • The open country must solve its own problems.
    • Profitable farming is not a sufficient object in life.
    • New country professions.
    • The personal resources.
    • The meaning of the environment.
    • Historic monuments.
    • Improvement societies.
    • Entertainment.
    • The business of farming.
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