Tag Archives: research

RWSA 2024 Conference Program

Join us May 15-19, 2024, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, for RWSA 2024! Continue reading

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From Garlic to Grocery: turning empty trucks into bigger business for rural Minnesota

How can we connect rural grocers and farmers to overcome food deserts? Continue reading

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Farm Women, Dairymaids, and the Welfare State: Story of an International Collaboration

International collaborations are very fruitful…offering new viewpoints on crucial questions about the present as well as the past. Continue reading

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Not Only a Farmer’s Wife: Searching for Rural Women

Changing perceptions of rural women require different research strategies. Continue reading

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RWSA 2018 Reflection: Historical methodology and the McLennan sisters

How, Samson asks, can we see Bell’s McLennan’s life through her husband’s diary, a diary near completely devoid of her perspective? Continue reading

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Legal Codes & Talking Trees

Through their gendered articulations of justice and power, each of these women challenged the legal violence of settler-colonial place-making in an era of dispossession, and rural communities continue to grapple with the legacies of these challenges in their efforts to not only survive, but thrive in the twenty-first century. Continue reading

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The Catholic Worker Farm in Tivoli, a View into the Past

The Catholic Worker Farm in Tivoli functioned as a farm, House of Hospitality, Folk School, a place for silent retreats, and peace conferences. Continue reading

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Best of the Blogs: Museums of Minnesota

Many valuable collections remain undiscovered by researchers because they are held by county or local museums whose small staff and budget limit their ability to publicize and provide access to their holdings. Continue reading

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When Scholars Collaborate: New Book on Rural Women

The essays in this volume profile women whose work was embedded in specific national contexts and together they form a collective biography of women who graduated into a world that was not always prepared to welcome them into the public life that professions demanded. Continue reading

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“Dear Miss Cushman”: The Dreams of Eva McCoy, 1874

But was Eva McCoy exactly as she appeared? Was her careful appeal actually a careful manipulation of sympathy or did it conceal an even sadder truth? Continue reading

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