Agricultural distress in the 1920s is routinely quoted among the causes of the Great Depression. This paper challenges the conventional wisdom. World agriculture was not plagued by overproduction and falling terms of trade. The indebtedness of American farmers, a legacy of the boom years 1919-1921, did jeopardize the rural banks, but the relation between their crises, the banking panic of 1930 and the Great Depression is tenuous at best.
|Autori interni:||FEDERICO, GIOVANNI|
|Titolo:||Not guilty? Agriculture in the 1920s and the Great Depression|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/S0022050705000367|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|