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Title

Economic History of Tractors in the United States

Author

William J. White

Categories

Economic History
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Type

Article

Description

The farm tractor is one of the most important and easily recognizable technological components of modern agriculture in the United States. Its development in the first half of the twentieth century fundamentally changed the nature of farm work, significantly altered the structure of rural America, and freed up millions of workers to be absorbed into the rapidly growing manufacturing and service sectors of the country. The tractor represents an important application of the internal combustion engine, rivaling the automobile and the truck in its economic impact.

URL

http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=white.tractors.history.us

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