Elk River, MN 55330
An author event with Jenny Bourne on her new book "In Essentials, Unity," which focuses on Grange founder Oliver Kelley and his home organization in Minnesota. Bourne draws upon numerous historical records to present a fraternal organization devoted to improving the lot of farmers whose legacies extend far beyond agriculture. From struggles over minimum wage, birth control, and environmental regulation to conflicts surrounding the Affordable Care Act, and from lunch counter sit-ins to Occupy Wall Street, the Grange has shaped the very notion of collective action and how it is deployed even today.
Jenny Bourne is a professor of economics at Carleton College. She has published numerous articles on American economic history, law and economics, and public finance, as well as the book "The Bondsman’s Burden" about the economics of Southern slave laws. Her current research explores the connections between income and wealth for American households.
2017-10-07 14:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Chicago "In Essentials, Unity" by Jenny Bourne Author Event Oliver Kelley Farm