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Education Specialist (EdS)


Many Americans look at farm life with nostalgia and believe that farmers enjoy uncomplicated, secure and safe lives, that life is full of optimism and fun. However, in many time periods, the farmer has been forced to ride out economic crises. American History illustrates not only crisis, but also rebellions brought on primarily because of falling food prices. The first rebellion occurred in 1776 after the Revolutionary War. The second historical rebellion occurred between 1929 and 1932 when crop prices fell drastically and thousands of farms went bankrupt and were foreclosed on (Ross, 1986).


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright 1988 John W. Brooke, Jr.