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Trouble in GoshenPlain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South$
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Fred C. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039560

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001

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. Delta Cooperative Farm and the Death of a Vision

. Delta Cooperative Farm and the Death of a Vision

(p.114) 5. Delta Cooperative Farm and the Death of a Vision
Trouble in Goshen

Fred C. Smith

University Press of Mississippi

Delta Cooperative Farm and the Death of a Vision is a narrative of a noble experiment that failed. Of the three communities, The Delta Cooperative Farm was the most radical, romantic, practical, and pitiful in its demise. The promises made by the bosses at Hillhouse were not fulfilled; almost as soon as the promise of collective ownership of the means of production was made, it was withdrawn. The failure of the Socialists and liberal Christians to work together for good is demonstrated at Hillhouse. Chapter VI, Leaving Goshen, is conclusion and observation.

Keywords:   William R. Amberson, A. James McDonald, Sherwood Eddy, A. E. (Gene) Cox, AAA Producer Contracts, Constance Rumbaugh, Norman Thomas

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