Dr. Dona Brown, “Landscapes of Self-Sufficiency: Food, Security, and the Idea of the New England Farm in the 1930s”
Dona Brown is a Professor of History at the University of Vermont. She is the author of numerous books and article on New England including, Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century and, most recently, Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America. Her talk will focus on the 1930s when New England farms, especially in northern Maine, seemed to embody for the nation a set of enduring values highlighted by the crash. In those hungry Depression years, northern farms held out the promise of food self-sufficiency—the best hope in a dangerous world.
This event is free and open to the public.