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"A delightful story tracing the social history of U.S. farmers. The book details the attitudes and social life of farm people—how they looked at themselves and how the rest of society saw them."

"An extremely well-written narrative that presents its information accurately. Danbom's book can well serve the classroom teacher and general reader."

"A highly readable and useful survey."

"An accessible text for general scholarship and undergraduate courses."

"A balanced economic, social, political, and technological history of rural America. [Born in the Country] is a splendid book, rich with detail and complex in argument. A superb introduction to American history."