An article written by William Pratt about the Farm Revolt of the 1980s. During the Farm Crisis, many farmers united to create several grassroots organizations to protest against the government actions that caused Iowan farmers and communities to suffer. The author discusses several of these organizations and what they did to help farmers during this time and beyond.
- How did feminism connect to the Iowa Farm Crisis of the 1980s? Who were some of the women that took informed action to the support of Iowa farmers and the recovery from the Farm Crisis?
- What did these women contribute through their informed action? How did their efforts differ from one another?
- Connecting to other resources in this set, how did the work of these women support the informed action of others in persevering through the Farm Crisis?
Dofner, Kenneth. “Picket Lines, Picket Fences: How Feminism Saved Iowa’s Family Farms During the Farm Crisis of the 1980s.” The Iowa Historical Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 2014, pp. 42–53., doi:10.17077/2373-1842.1026.