This volume is unique in its focus on the current economic status of black Americans in rural areas. This topic has had relatively limited visibility in recent years due, in part, to the high degree of urbanization among blacks. However, to neglect rural blacks in the United States would constitute a tremendous disservice both to the legacy of the ongoing struggle of blacks to achieve overall economic parity and to current efforts to ameliorate the particular disadvantages faced by this segment of the American population. Blacks in Rural America will help fill a gap in the literature examining the disadvantaged status of rural blacks. It remedies the lack of information about how the well-being of blacks in rural America is affected by various public policies. This important volume will challenge readers to pay greater attention to the structure of the agrarian sector of the population as such. It is a necessary addition to the libraries of economists, political scientists, sociologists, and scholars of black studies.