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Last Name
Professor of History, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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United States, Social Welfare, Rural and Agricultural, Childhood and Family, Institutional Care, Midwest, Progressive Era, Poor farms, orphans' homes, institutionalized children, children removed from parents
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Personal Info

About Me
Recent Publications

The Fundamental Institution: Poverty, Social Welfare, and Agriculture in American Poor Farms, University of Illinois, 2022

“The better the farm, the better the food: institutional diet, agricultural practices, and nutrition in U.S. almshouses” Food, Culture, and Society, 23:3, 2020

Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest, University of Illinois Press, 2015 (Winner of the Vincent P. DeSantis Prize for Best First Book)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Food History, Rural & Agrarian History