9781552380987

Betrayal

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  • ISBN13:

    9781552380987

  • ISBN10:

    155238098X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Calgary Pr
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Summary

Herbert Schulz gives us an insiders account of the hardscrabble and often heartless prairie farm politics of the 1950s. The son of a CCF member, Schulz was an early organizer for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture and later an executive in the Grandview Pool Elevator Association. His compelling memoir offers many humorous and poignant anecdotes but is laced with stories of betrayal. Speaking from his intimate, and frequently controversial, involvement in farm politics during a critical decade for prairie agriculture, Schulz argues that the demise of the family farm has not been merely an inevitable side-effect of technology. Many farm families watched their dreams crumble as expected support from trusted politicians failed to materialize. During these years, numerous family farms faded into history, their memory serving as a quaint reminder of what was once a proud tradition.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(150)
1 To the Land of Milk and Honey
5(14)
2 Learning Politics
19(16)
3 Farming in the Fifties
35(10)
4 The Making of the Manitoba Farmer's Union
45(22)
5 The Campaign for Cash Advances
67(20)
6 We Win One
87(10)
7 Uncivil War
97(22)
8 Parity Prices
119(18)
9 Victory - and Defeat
137(14)
10 Cyclops Triumphant 151(18)
11 The Ides of March 169(18)
12 Denouement 187(16)
Notes 203(20)
Index 223

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