A living paradox: Rodger McAfee and his life-long quest for community in America

by Bowen, Morgan E., M.S., UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2007, 116 pages; 1441142


This thesis finds that Rodger McAfee is a unique character in the history of American communal movements. In this oral history, McAfee recounts his experience as a farmer in California's San Joaquin, living on an Israeli kibbutz as a teenager, his activism with Cesar Chavez, his posting bail for Angela Davis, and his 28-year battle with the United States Department of Agriculture. McAfee established several cooperating communities. His actions included breaking the no-flight embargo to Cuba during the 1960s; and his efforts to establish the Our Land Self Help Movement farm in El Nido, California.

AdviserJeannie Thomas
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsEconomic history; Labor economics; Hispanic American studies
Publication Number1441142

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