The American Midwest

The American Midwest

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This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.The Union Literary Institute and the Woodstock Manual Labor Institute are two examples of that educational experimentation. ... Combining academic instruction with manual arts and agricultural practices, the institute taught fugitive and freeanbsp;...

Title:The American Midwest
Author:Andrew R. L. Cayton, Richard Sisson, Chris Zacher
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2006-11-08


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