Webinar: Planning Democracy

Apr 8, 2021 02:00 PM in Central Time

Join CIAS and the students of Agroecology 702 Thursday April 8 for a special guest lecture by UW Professor Emeritus Jess Gilbert on his book Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal.

“Late in the 1930s, The USDA set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult educators and social scientists. The aim was to localize and unify earlier New Deal programs concerning soil conservation, farm production control, tenure security, and other reforms, and by 1941 some 200,000 farm people were involved. Even so, conservative anti-New Dealers killed the successful program the next year. This book reexamines the era’s agricultural policy and tells the neglected story of the New Deal agrarian leaders and their visionary ideas about land, democratization, and progressive social change.”

To register: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldOuoqDkjHdSFB8b9-jGt2xdCibG3DtIK