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dc.contributor.authorArnold, Watson Caufielden_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTexasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBlacklands (Tex.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:46:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:46:37Z
dc.date.created2006en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifieretd-05102006-091430en_US
dc.identifiercat-001289114en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/3895
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Sept. 7, 2006).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Ben Procter.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionThis paper traces in detail the lives, investments, expenses, and debts of two related Texas families between 1880 and 1930. During this period, as the rural population moved into the cities, agriculture and land ownership transitioned from the basis of American wealth to be replaced by urban professionals and manufacturing investments. The records of these families record how middle-class farmers lived and adapted and how they managed their small town businesses. These details provide an important and necessary framework upon which the more general conclusions of macro-economic trends depend. The Caufield-Cavitt and Young-Foote families transitioned from cattle and sheep ranching on the frontier into cotton and grain crops. They moved into the neighboring small towns and invested in agricultural related industries, using their cotton income to finance their debts. When the prices for agricultural products became depressed, they faltered and failed. The Young/Foote family remained on their ranches and only cautiously invested in other ventures. They maintained control of their land and fortunesen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCaufield family.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCavitt family.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFoote family.en_US
dc.subject.lcshYoung family.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture Economic aspects Texas History.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRanching Texas History.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBlacklands (Tex.) History.en_US
dc.titleA Blacklands morality play [electronic resource] : Central Texas farmers during the agricultural revolution of 1880-1930 /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of History
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.academicunitDepartment of History
local.subjectareaHistory


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