Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People
Gary A. Goreham
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
0874368421 / 9780874368420
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Hardcover, Condition is New in Shrinkwrap, Gift Quality. 2 volume set. OVERSIZE! Extra Postage cost may be required! this is certain for international and Priority mail orders!
From Library Journal: Rural America is a diverse society of 62 million people with an array of cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and occupations. This comprehensive reference offers an extensive look at that society and its many facets, presenting 232 essays on arts, business, community development, economics, education, environmental issues, family, labor, quality of life, recreation, and sports. In addition to the subjects one would expect, topics often overlooked in other similar works, such as "addiction," "domestic violence," "gambling," "inequality," "marijuana," "religion," "social movements," and "stock car racing," are included here. The essays were written by contributors from universities, government organizations, and service agencies with keen perspectives on the history, lifestyles, development, and outlooks of rural people and their communities. Entries begin with a definition of terms, followed by an abstract or overview. Graphs, tables, and black-and-white photographs are included, and a list of cited references and topics for additional reading appearing at the end of each essay. At the back of Volume 2 is a 17-page bibliography of monographs written since 1980 pertaining to rural America. This exemplary encyclopedia is guaranteed to educate our highly urban society about the uniqueness of rural America. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Irwin Weintraub, Rutgers Univ. Lib., New Brunswick, N.J.