The Advance of American Cooperative Enterprise: 1920-1945

Danville, IL: The Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc., 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. [18], 646 pages. Notes. Index. DJ has wear, tears, chips, and soiling. Corners of a number of pages creased. Pencil marks noted on page 9. Red underlining noted on page 53. Minor yellow highlighting noted on pages 268, 280 and 441. This is a study of the historical evolution of the cooperative movement in the USA from 1920 to 1945 - examines the impact of economic recession, political problems and social change on the development of agriculture and of cooperatives, and includes political aspects, etc. Joseph G. Knapp dedicated his long and productive professional life to cooperatives. He first studied co-ops in 1925, when he did field studies of California's agricultural cooperatives. While teaching at North Carolina State College for five years, he helped local cooperatives with problems of organization and operation. He then went on to head the purchasing section of the Cooperative Research and Service Division of the Farm Credit Administration, and subsequently was division associate chief. When it became the Farmer Cooperative Services of the USDA, he became its administrator, serving until his retirement in 1966. He authored hundreds of articles and publications and many books, including Great American Cooperators's, The Rise of American Cooperative Enterprise: 1620-1920, and The Advance of Cooperative Enterprise: 1920-1945." He was first recipient of the Ellerbe Merit Award from The Cooperative Foundation in 1975. This is the second volume of a proposed three-volume history of cooperative enterprise in the United States. This volume addresses the years from 1920 through 1945, which may well be called "the take-off period" for cooperative associations which had gained widespread recognition for their significant contributions to agriculture and to the economy. This volume describes and evaluates the great progress of cooperative enterprises in the light of economic, social, and political changes occurring between 1920 and 1945. In this period modern cooperative development took form and many of the major cooperatives were started. Condition: Good / Good.

Keywords: Agriculture, Cooperative Enterprises, Farm Bureau, Commodity Marketing, McNary-Hougen, Federal Farm Board, Purchasing Cooperatives, Consumers' Cooperation, Credit, Insurance, Farm Credit System, New Deal, TVA, Rural Electrification, Stabilization

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