Wealth Building in Rural America: Perspective, Knowledge, Outlook is divided into five sections. The first section, Historical Overview of Rural America, provides a foundational context. The second section, Political Development and People of Color,
traces political themes with particular attention to the huge roles of non-Whites in US rural history. The third section, Wealth and Development in Rural America, defines wealth creation, illustrates links to the rural economy, considers distinctions between rural and urban wealth, provides a historical overview of rural America, and describes current conditions. The fourth section, Communities of Wealth and Rural Development, explores possibilities for rural development and mutual wealth building opportunities. The fifth and final section, New Economic Opportunities, suggests some of the many possible directions for future growth.
Project: Wealth Building in Rural America Project
Curley, J. C., Dabson, B., Howard, E., Nadeau, E. G., & Sherraden, M. (2006). Wealth building in rural America: Perspective, knowledge, outlook (CSD Report No. 06-19). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.