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Newcomers to Old TownsSuburbanization of the Heartland$
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Sonya Salamon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226734125

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.001.0001

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Whither the Rural Heartland?

Whither the Rural Heartland?

(p.177) 9 Whither the Rural Heartland?
Newcomers to Old Towns

Sonya Salamon

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the condition of postagrarian countryside in the U.S. It suggests that the development of the postagrarian social fabric represented by the six case studies in this volume raises challenging questions for planners and policymakers on whether to invest in people or places. This chapter argues that it is wiser to invest in people because the rural towns that have better sustained a sense of community are those where people working together have made the difference.

Keywords:   postagrarian countryside, U.S., social fabric, rural towns, community, planners, policymakers

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