Faculty Seminar Advisor
Dr. David Doellinger
Bachelor of Arts
As the United States moved from the Great Depression into World War Two, and then emerged as a leading global military and economic power in the Post War era, the Grange and its members experienced a transformation of their political and social values. The priorities of the agricultural industry shifted from the economic hardship of the Great Depression to supporting the war effort and maintaining superiority during and after World War Two. The Patrons of Husbandry, as a community institution, experienced a shift in political and social values from liberal concerns and social critiques to espousing conservative ideals such as fervent nationalism, familial and religiously based morality, and defending American society as the ideal status quo.
Holbert, Curtis, "The Farmers’ Tool: Changing Values of Rural Oregon Granges in Benton County: 1938-1948" (2014). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 35.