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Agriculture, Food, Political Economy, Gender
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About Me

Margaret Weber has a doctoral degree in the Rural, Agricultural, Technological, and Environmental History Program from Iowa State University. Before attending Iowa State, she received a B.A. in History and B.S. in Secondary Education from Marquette University. She has completed her dissertation, “Manufacturing the American Way of Farming: Agriculture, Agribusiness and Marketing in the Postwar Period,” and defended in April of 2018. Weber has published in a number of different forums, most recently an H-Net Essay “Using Rural History in the Classroom” and forthcoming article in Agricultural History. She has presented at several different conferences, including at the Organization of American Historians Conference, the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, the Agricultural History Society Conference, and the Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference. Finally, she also received the Excellence in Research Award from Iowa State University, the Roswell Garst Dissertation Fellowship, and Mort Rothstein Fellowship from the Agricultural History Society.

Recent Publications

“The American Way of Farming: Pioneer Hi-Bred and Power in Postwar America,” Agricultural History, forthcoming 2018

“Going Cage Free: Using Rural History in the Classroom,” H-Net Book Channel Essay, Fall 2017

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United States
Expertise by Chronology
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Capitalism, Economic History, Gender