Urban farming in the West
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Urban farming in the West a New Deal experiment in subsistence homesteads by Robert M. Carriker

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Published by University of Arizona Press in Tucson .
Written in English


  • Subsistence farming -- Arizona -- Phoenix -- Case studies,
  • Subsistence farming -- California -- El Monte -- Case studies,
  • Subsistence farming -- California -- San Fernando -- Case studies,
  • Subsistence farming -- Washington (State) -- Longview -- Case studies,
  • New Deal, 1933-1939,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert M. Carriker.
GenreCase studies
LC ClassificationsS441 C35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23944361M
ISBN 109780816528202
LC Control Number2009044483

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