Harvest of Grief: Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 147 pages
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Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of 19th-century social welfare philosophy.

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Annette Atkins is professor of history at St. John's University/College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.