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American harvest : God, country, and farming in the heartland / Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 307.72 MOC AME (Text) 34207002308162 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 307.72 MOCKETT (Text) 34706001662941 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 630.9 MOC (Text) 50577011173974 Adult New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781644450178
  • ISBN: 1644450178
  • Physical Description: 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-396).
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An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great PlainsFor over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett's father was raised. Mockett, who grew up in bohemian Carmel, California, with her father and her Japanese mother, knew little about farming when she inherited this land. Her father had all but forsworn it.In American Harvest, Mockett accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland at the invitation of Eric Wolgemuth, the conservative farmer who has cut her family's fields for decades. As Mockett follows Wolgemuth's crew on the trail of ripening wheat from Texas to Idaho, they contemplate what Wolgemuth refers to as "the divide," inadvertently peeling back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals "not white," but who people she encounters can't quite categorize.American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story. --Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Mockett, Marie Mutsuki > Family.
Family farms > Nebraska > Case studies.
Middle West > Rural conditions.
Evangelicalism > United States.

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