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The Resource The farmer's lawyer : the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm, Sarah Vogel

The farmer's lawyer : the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm, Sarah Vogel

Label
The farmer's lawyer : the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm
Title
The farmer's lawyer
Title remainder
the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vogel
Title variation
  • North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm
  • North Dakota 9 and the fight to save the family farm
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1980s, farmers were suffering through the worst economic crisis to hit rural America since the Great Depression. Land prices were down, operating costs and interest rates were up, and severe weather devastated crops. Instead of receiving assistance from the government as they had in the 1930s, these hardworking family farmers were threatened with foreclosure by the very agency that Franklin Delano Roosevelt created to help them. Desperate, they called Sarah Vogel in North Dakota. Sarah, a young lawyer and single mother, listened to farmers who were on the verge of losing everything and, inspired by the politicians who had helped farmers in the '30s, she naively built a solo practice of clients who couldn't afford to pay her. Sarah began drowning in debt and soon her own home was facing foreclosure. In a David and Goliath legal battle reminiscent of A Civil Action or Erin Brockovich, Sarah brought a national class action lawsuit, which pitted her against the Reagan administration's Department of Justice, in her fight for family farmers' Constitutional rights. It was her first case. A courageous American story about justice and holding the powerful to account, The Farmer's Lawyer shows how the farm economy we all depend on for our daily bread almost fell apart due to the willful neglect of those charged to protect it, and what we can learn from Sarah's battle as a similar calamity looms large on our horizon once again
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vogel, Sarah
Dewey number
343.73/076
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1691
LC item number
.V64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural laws and legislation
  • Farm foreclosures
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Liens
  • North Dakota
Target audience
adult
Label
The farmer's lawyer : the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm, Sarah Vogel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223136428845
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The organizers
  • Problem case
  • The farmer's lawyer
  • Here once the embattled farmers stood
  • Time to make some law
  • Exhaustion
  • Competency of counsel
  • Part III: The reaping.
  • Bitter harvest
  • If we eat, you shall eat
  • Part I: The sowing.
  • Springing the trap
  • Unity
  • The dead chicken argument
  • The front steps of the courthouse
  • Nothing but the truth
  • Wouldn't Bill Langer be proud
  • Discovery
  • The Biblical injunction
  • Part IV: The saved seed.
  • There is one bright spot where the people rule
  • The platform
  • Epilogue: Strength from the soil
  • The first farmer
  • Cottonwood haven
  • Cut, slash, chop
  • The starve out
  • A little bit of nothing
  • Part II: The growing.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9781635575262
Lccn
2021945042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1227087419
Label
The farmer's lawyer : the North Dakota nine and the fight to save the family farm, Sarah Vogel
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223136428845
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The organizers
  • Problem case
  • The farmer's lawyer
  • Here once the embattled farmers stood
  • Time to make some law
  • Exhaustion
  • Competency of counsel
  • Part III: The reaping.
  • Bitter harvest
  • If we eat, you shall eat
  • Part I: The sowing.
  • Springing the trap
  • Unity
  • The dead chicken argument
  • The front steps of the courthouse
  • Nothing but the truth
  • Wouldn't Bill Langer be proud
  • Discovery
  • The Biblical injunction
  • Part IV: The saved seed.
  • There is one bright spot where the people rule
  • The platform
  • Epilogue: Strength from the soil
  • The first farmer
  • Cottonwood haven
  • Cut, slash, chop
  • The starve out
  • A little bit of nothing
  • Part II: The growing.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9781635575262
Lccn
2021945042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1227087419

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