Books to Read
History of Farming
Bial, Raymond. The Farms. (Building America series). Benchmark
Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2002.
Examines the history of farming in the United States and discusses
the role of farming in the development of the country. Includes photos
and descriptions of different farm buildings and their uses.
Gunderson, Mary. Pioneer Farm Cooking. Blue Earth Books, 2000.
Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, common
foods and recipes of pioneers who settled in the Midwest during the
late 1800s and early 1900s
Halley, Ned. Farm. DK, 2000.
Describes different aspects of farming through the ages including
equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming
Ancona, George. The American Family Farm: A Photo Essay. Harcourt
Describes the American family farm in text and photos, focusing on
the daily lives of three farm families in Massachusetts, Georgia,
Bial, Raymond. Portrait of a Farm Family. Houghton Mifflin,
Looks at the daily lives of an Illinois farm family, showing how all
family members contribute in running the farm. Explains the daily
routine, including milking the cows and canning fruit and vegetables
for the winter.