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The overlooked Americans : the resilience of our rural towns and what it means for our country  Cover Image Book Book

The overlooked Americans : the resilience of our rural towns and what it means for our country / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.


"In The Overlooked Americans, public policy expert Elizabeth Currid-Halkett breaks through stereotypes about rural America. She traces how small towns are doing as well as, or better than, cities by many measures. She also shows how rural and urban Americans share core values, from opposing racism and upholding environmentalism to believing in democracy. When we focus too heavily on the far-right fringe, we overlook the millions of rural Americans who are content with their lives." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781541646728
  • ISBN: 154164672X
  • Physical Description: vii, 416 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-399) and index (pages 401-416).
Formatted Contents Note:
Getting into the room -- We are not so different, you and me -- You'd be surprised how well we are doing -- Life chances -- Cognitive dissonance -- The meritocracy bias -- Mythos and logos and the search for truth -- Cultural capital -- The through line.
Subject: Cities and towns > United States.
Rural-urban relations > United States.
Rural health > United States.
National characteristics, American.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 16 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Owensville 307.76 CUR (Text) 3007927269 New NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton 307.76 CUR (Text) 3007927250 New NonFiction Reshelving -

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