5235Re: Air Conditioning, Cars, and livable places
- Jun 7, 2002Ken wrote:
> I don't think the automobile per se has affected the Southern farmerI enjoyed your entire post Ken. And I agree as a personal transportation
> much; the pickup truck replaced the wagon.
choice the auto didn't cause too much change for a farmer whose work
and home are the same place. However if we were to include tractors and
harvesters as a part what the word "automobile" means then we look at
the cause for a revolution occuring.
Before the advent of mechanization a majority of any population
will be employed in agriculture or another hands on means of
acquiring food from the land. Thus prior to the 1930's in the US
most humans were active producers who lived on farms rather than
passive consumers who live in cities. In turn that change
represents a very fundamental shift of shared values and
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