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Remaking the heartland : Middle America since the 1950s

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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This book is a study of the fifty years starting in the 1950s in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. For many Americans, the Midwest is a vast unknown. In this book the author sets out to rectify this. He shows how the region has undergone extraordinary social transformations over the past half-century and proven itself surprisingly resilient in the face of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780691146119 069114611X
OCLC Number: 587249062
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2011.
Description: xiii, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Here in the middle --
Recovering from the Great Depression --
Reinventing the rustic life --
Education in Middle America --
The decline of small communities --
The changing face of agribusiness --
From towns to sprawling suburbs.
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow.

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Honorable Mention for the 2011 PROSE Award in Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers "Well-respected sociologist Wuthnow interweaves interviews, diaries and memoirs, and census Read more...

 
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