According to Joseph Wiebe, Berry's vision of rural life starts with his reckoning with Kentucky, the Shawnee, and black slavery.
“The perception in small-town Wisconsin of being disadvantaged may not be accurate, but it’s not ridiculous, either.”
If agriculture survives at all on the Great Plains, it will be very limited. What will take its place? Not many people, that's for sure.
Recently I was called from a larger church to a smaller church. It's not the usual order of things.