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Iowa history reader

Author: Marvin Bergman
Publisher: Ames : State Historical Society of Iowa in association with Iowa State University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This anthology of historical essays provides interpretive perspective on details of Iowa's past. Gathered from a variety of sources, each of the 17 essays is individually introduced and followed by a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Bergman
ISBN: 0813821770 9780813821771
OCLC Number: 34412856
Description: xvii, 449 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Iowa: the middle land / Dorothy Schwieder --
"We dance in opposite directions": Mesquakie (Fox) separatism from the Sac and Fox tribe / Michael D. Green --
The frontier in process: Iowa's trail women as a paradigm / Glenda Riley --
Farming in the prairie peninsula, 1830-1890 / Allan G. Bogue --
The political culture of antebellum Iowa: an overview / Robert Cook --
"Men did not take to the musket more commonly than women to the needle": Annie Wittenmyer and Soldiers' Aid / Elizabeth D. Leonard --
Iowans and the politics of race in America, 1857-1880 / Robert R. Dykstra --
Town development, social structure, and industrial conflict / Shelton Stromquist --
Iowa's struggle for state railroad control / John Lauritz Larson --
Why the Populist Party was strong in Kansas and Nebraska but weak in Iowa / Jeffrey Ostler --
Iowa, wet or dry? Prohibition and the fall of the GOP / Richard Jensen --
To whom much is given: the social identity of an Iowa small town in the early twentieth century / Thomas J. Morain --
Rural Iowa in the 1920s and 1930s / Dorothy Schwieder and Joseph F. Wall --
World War II and rural women / Deborah Fink --
The modernization of Iowa's agriculture structure in the twentieth century / Mark Freidberger --
The evolution of the Iowa precinct caucuses / Hugh Winebrenner --
Iowa's abortion battles of the late 1960s and early 1970s: long-term perspectives and short-term analyses / James C. Mohr.
Responsibility: edited by Marvin Bergman.

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