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FT-11980-74

Deward C. Brown
Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX 76129-0001)

The Electrification of Agriculture: A Turning Point in Rural America

To study rural electrification in the U.S. The achievement of full electrical service in the rural areas of the U.S. was a slow and painful process, and the federal Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was chiefly responsible for that achievement. To examine how the REA functions on the local level through the 800 REA cooperatives in operation today. To analyze the impact of electricity on agriculture.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974