The intensity of opposition by those regulated must surely affect the degree of compliance and subsequent social change. Such resistance needs specification to understand its mediating effect, however. Does it spring from economic and political conditions or from psychological fears? How widespread need it be before it slows, or even blocks, law's effect? Is it more effective when lodged in local leaders, in the community at large, or in both? Thus queries about legal resistance's origin, intensity, scope, and volume need to be measured, although such a task is far beyond the resources of this study. Indeed my focus upon one county provides too narrow a data base for any comparative analysis, although even within Panola are found some minor white divisions over compliance.