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Farmers and managerial capitalism: the Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Company

dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Robert
dc.description.abstractNorth American farmers have intrigued historians and social scientists for the last century. The special characteristics of an agrarian lifestyle in a capitalist and increasingly industrial world, combined with a tradition of political protest, differentiate farmers from other social groups. Recently, the rise of the Reform Party in Western Canada has renewed interest in earlier so- called agrarian populist protest movements. Commentators on the present political scene often make reference to the Reform Part/s prairie populist heritage, pointing to Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, Social Credit, or Progressive Party philosophy. But do historians truly understand this populist tradition? Since its roots appear firmly lodged in the agrarian economy, the ideology or ideas of the farmers need to be scrutinized.
dc.identifier.citationIrwin, Robert. "Farmers and Managerial Capitalism: The Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Company," Agricultural History 70, no. 4 (1996): 626-652.
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dc.subjectNorth American farmers
dc.subjectSaskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Company
dc.subjectagrarian populist protest movements
dc.subjectReform Party
dc.subjectpopulist tradition
dc.subjectWestern Canada
dc.subjectagrarian economy
dc.subjectCooperative Commonwealth Federation
dc.subjectSocial Credit
dc.subjectProgressive Party
dc.titleFarmers and managerial capitalism: the Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Companyen