This paper examines the agrarian and political attitudes of a sample of predominantly black, small-scale farmers from three North Carolina counties. Factor analysis identifies agrarian (agrarianism) and political-economic attitudes (socio-political powerlessness and stratification system illegitimacy). Regression analysis identifies the social bases of agrarianism and its relationship to socio-political powerlessness and stratification system illegitimacy. Agrarianism has a differential impact upon the legitimation of economic and political inequalities among this regionally specific segment of small farm strata.
Schulman, Michael, and Regina Luginbuhl. 2019. "Agrarian and Political Attitudes Among Small-Scale Farmers: A North Carolina Case Study." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 03(1): Article 7. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol03/iss1/7