Lecture: Iowa’s Farm Crisis Experience
When a Dream Dies: Iowa’s Experience of the Farm Crisis of the 1980s
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg is distinguished professor of history at Iowa State University, and a fellow of the Agricultural History Society. She is the author or editor of seven books, including Rooted in Dust: Surviving Drought and Depression in Southwestern Kansas and Childhood on the Farm: Work, Play and Coming of Age in the Midwest. Her new book is When a Dream Dies: Agriculture, Iowa, and the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. Dr. Riney-Kehrberg’s lecture will explore the trauma the people of Iowa faced in the 1980s when two-thirds of its farmers were in distress, and half of those were in imminent danger of foreclosure.
The University Book Store will be onsite selling books at the event, which will be held in 2630 Memorial Union.