Faculty Seminar Advisor

Dr. David Doellinger

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2014


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.