Food Studies Program

New England Foodscapes film and lecture series: Landscapes of Self-Sufficiency: Food, Security, and the Idea of the New England Farm in the 1930s

March 21, 2017
12:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland

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.

Contact Information

Lisa Marie Lindenschmidt
(207) 780-4490