Wood, Richard E.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
xvii, 223 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Introduction: Rural America : our field of dreams -- Transition : the depopulation of rural America -- Prospects for a rural revival -- Kansas : the essence of rural America -- Rural communities at risk -- "Welcome home" and the "free land" movement -- Plainville and Rooks County : high plains, high style -- Atwood and Rawlins County : surviving in the great American desert -- Tipton : the town that refused to die -- Ottawa County : the challenges of becoming a rural bedroom community -- "The amazing 100 miles" : tourism in rural America -- Sedan : community building from the top down -- Selling rural America : Dave Rose and eBay -- The federal government's role -- Back to the future : sustainable agriculture and its effect on rural America -- Ethanol and alternative energy : rural America's saviors? -- Reinventing rural America : the buffalo commons and other regional metaphors.