The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow deals with a similar topic, but it's Kentucky to Detroit.I think you're underestimating farmers and small town people, but I have nothing to back up that opinion, so it doesn't matter. I am, however, going to direct you to a book, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, which is a novel that tells the story of a girl from Wisconsin going to Chicago to live with her sister. The first part of the novel in particular is a good example of my point on the matter. It's a very long novel, so sparknotes or wikipedia may be better for you.
I agree with this, too.Neither pure socialism or pure capitalism is good, as shown by history. Only a happy medium works, and I don't think we've really found the perfect government recipe yet.