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A Good Day's Work book. In A Good Day's Work, Dwight Hoover, who grew up on an Iowa farm in this era, recalls the events of day-to-day life on a single farm, offering detailed descriptions of daily work in each of the year's four seasons. A Good Day's Work is a fascinating if grim reminder of what it was like to be a child with adult responsibilities. Mr. Hoover's unusual memoir recalls the rough edges as well as the happy moments of rural life. It is an honest re-creation of a world that was vanishing.
A Good Day's Work Dwight W. Hoover. Great anecdotal stories from an Iowa farm during the Great Depression. This book brought back many memories for me of visiting my older sister living on a farm in Indiana during the fifties. I also loved to hear my mother telling stories of growing up on a farm in Indiana in the early 1900's. There is much about farm life described by the author that is similar over these decades. Every one who grew up in the country or had immediate relation who did will find this a nostalgic trip back to a simpler albeit hard time on our history. Dwight Hoover has written an engrossing story of farm life during the Depression in Iowa. What I found especially fascinating was learning of the gradual phasing out of work horses over many years-it wasn't a sudden conversion to gas-powered vehicles. As a person raised in a big city (Chicago) that made sense as I thought about it.
The Great Depression in rural America, which began in the 1920s an. .Dwight W. Hoover describes his boyhood on a 100-acre Iowa family farm in the 1930s. The Iowa Highway Commission delivered a major blow with its decision to "construct a state highway through my father's farm," destroying the family's orchard. Our family, like his, moved from horse power (mule power in our case) to tractors.
Online version: Hoover, Dwight . 1926- Good day's work. Dwight Hoover, who grew up on an Iowa farm, recalls the events of day-to-day life in this era, offering detailed descriptions of daily work in each of the year's four seasons. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2007 (OCoLC)609298181. Named Person: Dwight W Hoover; Dwight W Hoover; Dwight W Hoover. Material Type: Biography, Internet resource. He recalls the rough edges as well as the happy moments of rural life, offering a grim reminder of what it was like to be a child with adult responsibilities.
A Good Day’s Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression by Dwight W. Indiana Magazine of History.
A Good Day's Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression by Dwight W. Being born on an Iowa farm in the late 1920s, my memories of the early depression years are mostly hearsay. Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. I’m sure my parents were like other adults trying their best to maintain stability in their finances, as well as in the day to day activities. Homemade dresses were the haute couture for the females in the family.
The Great Depression in rural America, which began in the 1920s and lasted until World War II, made it still harder. At a time when tractors were replacing horses and the family farm was giving way to the large, single-crop enterprise, the struggle to survive and modernize in a period of economic scarcity was especially sharp.
Published by E. ET (October 2007). Dwight’s great grandfather settled in Iowa Territory in 1845 where he obtained well-watered and partly timbered land between the Skunk and Des Moines Rivers. Hoover, A Good Day’s Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2007. There Dwight’s grandfather developed a 120-acre farm with the help of five sons. The latter also acquired farms and at Dwight’s birth in 1926 his father operated one hundred acres near Oskaloosa, Iowa.
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