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The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia

Author: Richard Sisson; Christian K Zacher; Andrew R L Cayton
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its complex, yet distinctive character. Organized by topic, the encyclopedia 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
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sisson; Christian K Zacher; Andrew R L Cayton
ISBN: 0253348862 9780253348869
OCLC Number: 70676538
Description: xxiv, 1890 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Reader's guide --
Preface and acknowledgments --
General overview --
[pt. 1]. Landscapes and people --
Portraits of the twelve states --
Images of the Midwest --
Geography --
Peoples --
[pt. 2]. Society and culture --
Language --
Folklore --
Literature --
Arts --
Cultural institutions --
Religion --
Education --
Sports and recreation --
Media and entertainment --
[pt. 3]. Community and social life --
Rural life --
Small-town life --
Urban and suburban life --
[pt. 4]. Economy and technology --
Labor movements and working-class culture --
Transportation --
Science and technology, Health and medicine --
[pt. 5]. Public life --
Constitutional and legal culture --
Politics --
Military affairs --
Index --
About the editors.
Responsibility: general editors, Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, Andrew Cayton.
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The first-ever encyclopedia of the American Midwest captured in all its variety, from the Sears Tower and the streets of Detroit to the Dakota reservations and the corn fields of Iowa  Read more...

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"You'll close this new book and start spouting fascinating and even useful facts to your friends long before you realize that." Trevor Meers, Midwest Living"

 
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