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Rhetoric, reality and righteousness : the ideological debate between the farm organization and the grain trade, 1917-1935

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dc.contributor.author Earl, Paul D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-03T21:19:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-03T21:19:12Z
dc.date.issued 1992-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier ocm00003029 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3702
dc.description.abstract This is a study of competing ideologies. More precisely, it is a study which traces the course of the particular ideological debate which took place in Western Canada, ca. 1917 to 1935, between those who believed that wheat was best marketed through the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, and those who thought that this institution should be replaced by a centralized, single desk, selling system. It is, moreover, a study which has a particular focus on the moral dimension to the debate. As we shall see, the attack on the open market was motivated not only by economic considerations, but by ethical - and ultimately religious - ones as well. One cannot understand the debate, nor particularly the fervour wlth which it was pursued, without an understanding of the ethical and religious basis from which the critique of the status quo was mounted.... It is time, therefore, for a more balanced treatment. It Is time for a study of the debate of the 1920's and 30's which recognizes that the untrammelled operation of the open market created serious problems for farmers, but which does not, perforce, assume that all light, truth and purity lay on one side. It is time for a study which provides a sense of proportion about the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments raised 1n the debate, wlthout denying the moral authenticity of the open market on the one hand, or the legitimacy of the farmers' problems on the other. It is time, in short, for a study whose objective is to disentangle the rhetoric of debate from the reality of the market systems which each side sought to defend or to revile, and that is precisely what this study is intended to do.... en_US
dc.format.extent 2 v. (iii, 448, 17, 26 [i.e. 27], 21, 11 leaves) : en_US
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dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Rhetoric, reality and righteousness : the ideological debate between the farm organization and the grain trade, 1917-1935 en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US


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