History of Agriculture in Washington State (1880-1980)

Winter
Winter 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Junior-Senior
Junior–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Stephen Buxbaum
political economy, community development and planning

Agriculture in Washington first developed during a period of agrarian revolt. Populism, in its many forms, took root in our state through political organizations such as the Grange – an agriculturally based fraternal organization that played a dominant role in the politics of the state prior to WWII. Both agriculture and politics were shaped by the replacement of the family farm with corporations controlled by national and international financial interests. The story of the industrialization of agriculture provides deep insight into the political economy of our state and helps explain how our nation’s food production and distribution system was shaped.

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Junior-Senior
Class Standing: Junior–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

Mondays 5:30-9:30 PM

Located in: Olympia