American Country Life chronicles both rural living in the 20th century and an organization, the American Country Life Association (ACLA), which championed the interests of rural people. Though the ACLA did not survive the 20th century, it left a rich legacy of successors and inspirations. This book contains important lessons about organizational success and failure, the relation of land to people, and America's changing perspectives of space.
Gene Wunderlich is an economist living in Annandale, Virginia. Formerly, he was a senior economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 Foreword by Emery N. Castle Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Overview: Country Life and the Association; Lessons About Organization; Lessons About Rural Life; The New Rural America Chapter 4 The People of ACLA: Leadership: Kenyon Butterfield, Henry C. Taylor, E.W. Mueller; The ACLA Umbrella: Members, Officials, Leaders Chapter 5 Generation One: Roots (1900-1919); The Founding Era (1919-1928); Times of Testing Chapter 6 Generation Two: Rebirth or Decline: 1946-49; Seeking a Second Life, 1950-58; Lobbying for a Second Commission on Country Life; Community Development, Toward Excellence, 1959-1966; ACLA's Last Decade, 1967-76 Chapter 7 Endings as Beginnings: Successors, the Spiritual Generation Three People and the Land; Legacy for a New Rural America Chapter 8 Appendices: The Roosevelt Country Life Commission; Offices of the American Country Life Association, 1919-1976; Directors of the American Country Life Association; Conferences of the American Country Life Association, 1919-1976; Citations Given by t Chapter 9 Endnotes Chapter 10 Sources Chapter 11 Index
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