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Iowa History Reader.

Author: Marvin Bergman
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2008.
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Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa's history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over whether women's expanded roles in wartime carried over to postwar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bergman, Marvin.
Iowa History Reader.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Bergman
ISBN: 9781609380113 1609380118
OCLC Number: 773567026
Description: 1 online resource (470 pages)
Contents: Preface to the University of Iowa Press Edition; Introduction; Iowa: The Middle Land; "We Dance in Opposite Directions": Mesquakie (Fox)Separatism from the Sac and Fox Tribe; The Frontier in Process: Iowa's Trail Women as a Paradigm; Farming in the Prairie Peninsula, 1830-1890; The Political Culture of Antebellum Iowa:An Overview; "Men Did Not Take to the Musket More Commonlythan Women to the Needle": Annie Wittenmyerand Soldiers' Aid; Iowans and the Politics of Race in America,1857-1880; Town Development, Social Structure, andIndustrial Conflict. Iowa's Struggle for State Railroad ControlWhy the Populist Party Was Strong in Kansas andNebraska but Weak in Iowa; Iowa, Wet or Dry? Prohibition and theFall of the GOP; To Whom Much Is Given: The Social Identityof an Iowa Small Town in the Early Twentieth Century; Rural Iowa in the 1920s and 1930s; World War II and Rural Women; The Modernization of Iowa's Agricultural Structurein the Twentieth Century; The Evolution of the Iowa Precinct Caucuses; Iowa's Abortion Battles of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s:Long-term Perspectives and Short-term Analyses; Index; Acknowledgments.

Abstract:

Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa's history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over whether women's expanded roles in wartime carried over to postwar periods, and the place of quantification in history, the essayists contribute substantially to debates at the national level at the same time that they interpret Iowa's distinctive c.

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