Minnesota Historical Society

Harvest of Grief

$ 19.95


Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78

Author Annette Atkins

Minnesota Historical Society Press (November 20, 2003)


Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of nineteenth-century social welfare philosophy.

Author information

Annette Atkins is the author of We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America. She is professor of history at St. John's University/College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.

  • 158 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873514798

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