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Heartland : Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States - James H. Madison


Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States

By: James H. Madison (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd February 1990
ISBN: 9780253205766
Number Of Pages: 308

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"... an impressive collection of essays... gives as clear a picture of the Midwest as a whole as one is likely to get." -- Journal of American History

"... excellent insight into how and why the midwest ticks so well in a unique beat of its own." -- South Bend Tribune

"[Madison] can take a bow for a job well done." -- Indianapolis News

"I found Heartland to be a treasure. Had I turned a dog-ear each time I read something worth remembering, the book would be in tatters.... a wonderful companion." -- Myron A. Marty, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"An ambitious book, full of insight, which provides a useful first step in trying to understand that elusive entity -- the Midwest." -- Clifford E. Clark, Jr., Minnesota History

"... strong and interestingly written... " -- Indianapolis Star

"... should be of interest to the serious reader of history who is curious about the Midwest, its origins, its development and its constituent states." -- Northwest Ohio Quarterly

"... these essays are the stuff of excellent and readable intellectual history... " -- History

"... a successful achievement. Heartland is an enjoyable book... " -- Great Plains Quarterly

"Because this book has the capacity to affect one's thinking, it deserves to be read. It may even persuade some readers to discard the term Middle West." -- Richard S. Kirkendall, Gateway Heritage

"Heartland is an excellent presentation, in summary, of the history and background of the 12 Midwestern states." -- Journal of the West

To the cultural czars of the two coasts, America's heartland is frequently depicted as an amorphous, undifferentiated mass of land and people. Twelve experts examine individual states of the Midwest, examining the origins and nature of the unique midwestern cultural phenomena: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Acknowledgments The States of the Midwest: An Introduction James H. Madison Minnesota: Left of Center and Out of Place Annette Atkins Michigan: A State in the Vanguard Martha Mitchell Bigelow Wisconsin as Maverick, Model, and Microcosm John D. Buenker Missouri: The Heart of the Nation Lawrence O. Christensen North Dakota: The Most Midwestern State David B. Danbom Illinois: Crossroads and Cross Section Cullom Davix Indiana and the Art of Adjustment Peter T. Harstad South Dakota: An Expression of Regional Heritage Herbert T. Hoover Ohio: Gateway to the Midwest R. Dougals Hurt Nebraska: Time, Place, and Culture Frederick C. Luebke Kansas: A Hard Land in the Heartland Leo E. Oliva Iowa: The Middle Land Contributors Index

ISBN: 9780253205766
ISBN-10: 025320576X
Series: Midwestern History & Culture (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 22nd February 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.48