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Community Connections, Resources, and People

Sonya Salamon

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the people and community connections in rural midwestern towns in the U.S. A study reveals that these people love their community and they prefer local life than life anywhere ... More


Love and Democracy

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Agrarianism and the Good Society: Land, Culture, Conflict, and Hope

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124391
eISBN:
9780813134888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124391.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter uses Wendell Berry's 2000 Novel Jayber Crow, to describe the challenges involved in living ethically within a small agrarian community. As responsible members of the community, Jayber ... More


Boosterism Breeds Suburbanization: Bunkerton

Cynthia Loula

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents a case study of the role of boosterism in the suburbanization process in the rural town of Bunkerton, Illinois. After decades of decline, merchant-led initiatives achieved a ... More


‘Come to these Arcadian Regions where there is Room for Millions’: Citizen Imlay and the Empire in the West

Wil Verhoeven

in American Travel and Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates the existence of a historically significant, yet at first sight unlikely, connection between two very different groups who wanted to establish attachments to American ... More


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