The history of rural sociological research in the South is examined in terms of eras: Early History, The Depression Years, the War Years, the Great Society, and the New Rural Sociology. Although following national patterns, southern rural sociological research has maintained a regional character, attuned to the unique problems of the region.
Bertrand, Alvin. 1987. "Rural Sociological Research in the South: An Historical Overview." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 05(1): Article 8. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol05/iss1/8