ABSTRACT

This book captures the views of students of rural America on the serious state of affaire in rural South areas and on the strategies for stimulating improvements in the well-being of rural Southerners. It spurs policymakers, leaders, and rural residents to redress the ills of the rural South.

chapter 1|12 pages

The Rural South in Crisis: An Introduction

ByLionel J. Beaulieu

part Part One|86 pages

Dimensions of the Agriculture/Rural Community Crisis in the South

chapter 2

The Rural South in Crisis: A Historical Perspective

ByDwight B. Billings

chapter 3|21 pages

The Status of Southern Agriculture

ByDavid H. Harrington

chapter 4|21 pages

The Tale of Two Souths

ByStuart A. Rosenfeld

chapter 5|15 pages

The Community Crisis in the Rural South

ByKenneth P. Wilkinson

chapter 6|12 pages

The Human Dimension of the Rural South in Crisis

ByLouis E. Swanson

part Part Two|134 pages

Current Socioeconomic Issues in the Rural South

chapter 7

Social and Economic Conditions of Black Farm Households: Status and Prospects

ByE. Yvonne Beauford, Mack C. Nelson

chapter 8|21 pages

Factors Associated with Women's Attitudes Toward Farming 1

ByLorraine E. Garkovich, Janet L. Bokemeier

chapter 9|17 pages

Farm Structure and Local Society Well-Being in the South

ByJerry R. Skees, Louis E. Swanson

chapter 11|11 pages

Local Labor Markets in Agricultural Policy Dependent Areas of the South

ByForrest A. Deseran, Ann Z. Dellenbarger

chapter 12|17 pages

Race and Underemployment: Black Employment Hardship in the Rural South

ByDaniel T. Lichter

chapter 13|13 pages

The Effects of the Farm Crisis on Rural Communities and Community Residents

ByDon E. Albrecht, Steve H. Murdock

chapter 14|22 pages

Community Forces and Their Influence on Farm Structure

ByLionel J. Beaulieu, Michael K. Miller, David Mulkey

part Part Three|55 pages

Agriculture and Rural Development Policies: Past Reflections, Future Directions

chapter 15

Reflections on Agricultural Policies and Their Consequences for the South

ByPatricia A. Duffy, Ronald D. Knutson

chapter 16|16 pages

Development Strategies in the Rural South: Issues and Alternatives

ByDavid Mulkey, Mark S. Henry

chapter 18|12 pages

State Rural Development Policies: An Emerging Government Initiative

ByJudith C. Hackett

part Part Four

Opportunities for the Vitalization of the Rural South

chapter 20|21 pages

Educational Reform and Regional Development

ByBrady J. Deaton, Anne S. Deaton

chapter 22|14 pages

Alternative Enterprises for Strengthening Southern Agriculture

ByEmerson M. Babb, Burl F. Long

chapter 23|7 pages

Charting a Course for the Rural South

ByWilliam F. Winter

chapter 24|10 pages

Improvements in The Rural South: They Won’t Come Easy

ByLyle P. Schertz