Off the Page
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 7:00pm

The Nanticoke Valley north of Binghamton was an important agricultural region for most of the 20th century, and day-to-day farm labor completed there was done primarily by women. The rise and decline of “family farms” and the importance of women’s work is traced in an exhaustive new book, Putting the Barn Before the House. Prize-winning historian Grey Osterud shares her findings with host Bill Jaker.