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The Resource American harvest : God, country, and farming in the heartland, Marie Mutsuki Mockett

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

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American harvest : God, country, and farming in the heartland
Title
American harvest
Title remainder
God, country, and farming in the heartland
Statement of responsibility
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Inheriting her father's 7,000 acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, the author accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland, peeling back layers of the American story, the politics of food and the culture of the Great Plains
  • For 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
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contains biographical information
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Mockett, Marie Mutsuki
Dewey number
307.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mockett, Marie Mutsuki
  • Family farms
  • Middle West
  • Evangelicalism
  • Mockett, Marie Mutsuki
  • Mockett, Marie Mutsuki
  • Rural conditions
  • Family farms
  • Families
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Families
  • Family farms
  • United States
  • Nebraska
  • Middle West
  • Nebraska
  • United States
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American harvest : God, country, and farming in the heartland, Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-396)
Control code
on1149394056
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781644450178
Lccn
2019933485
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1149394056
Label
American harvest : God, country, and farming in the heartland, Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-396)
Control code
on1149394056
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781644450178
Lccn
2019933485
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1149394056

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