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Indiana : an interpretation

Author: John Bartlow Martin
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Indiana bicentennial editionView all editions and formats
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"Indiana: An Interpretation is arguably the best single book about Indiana. Orginally published in 1947, John Bartlow Martin's work sparked controversy in Indiana for challenging Hoosiers' assumptions about their history and how they saw themselves and their state. Although the book only covers the period from the Civil War to just after World War II, Martin's interpretation of the Hoosier character, thought, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bartlow Martin
ISBN: 0253023467 9780253023469
OCLC Number: 933437873
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1947.
Description: xviii, 325 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction/James H. Madison --
Preface --
Part One: Crossroads; Chapter 1. State fair --
Part Two: Beginnings; Chapter 2. By flatboat and wagon; Chapter 3. Wilderness years; Chapter 4. Senator Hannegan, son of the west --
Part Three: Growth: Chapter 5. In Civil War; Chapter 6. REvolt on the farm; Chapter 7. The gas boom --
Part Four: The golden age: Chapter 8. The best years, the best place; Chapter 9. James Whitcomb Riley and company; Chapter 10. Leaers for the new age --
Part Five: Chapter 11. Eugene V. Debs; Chapter 12. William and Powers Hapgood --
Part Six: Chapter 13. Prologue: the 1920's; Chapter 14. D.C. Stephenson, Klansman; Chapter 15. Court Asher, isolationist; Chapter 16. Ned Gorrell, country editor; Chapter 17. Ralph F. Gates, grass-roots governor --
Part Seven: Chapter 18. Troubled years: the 1930's and 1940's; Chapter 19. Straws in the Hoosier wind --
Afterword.
Responsibility: by John Bartlow Martin ; with an introduction by James H. Madison.

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Classic 1947 critique that is frank by today's standards and scandalous by 1947's * Indianapolis Star *

 
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