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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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A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

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Genre/Form: [Encyclopédies]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sisson; Christian K Zacher; Andrew R L Cayton
ISBN: 9780253348869 0253348862
OCLC Number: 1039763672
Notes: Index.
Description: 1890 p. : ill.
Contents: I. Introduction II. Landscapes and People 1. Portraits of the Twelve States 2. Images of the Midwest 3. Geography 4. Peoples III. Society and Culture 5. Language 6. Folklore 7. Literature 8. Arts 9. Cultural Institutions 10. Religion 11. Education 12. Sports and Recreation 13. Media and Entertainment IV. Community and Social Life14. Rural Life 15. Small-Town Life 16. Urban and Suburban Life V. Economy and Technology 17. Labor and Working-Class Culture 18. Transportation 19. Science and Technology, Health and Medicine VI. Public Life 20. Constitutional and Legal Culture 21. Politics 22. Military Affairs Index
Responsibility: general editor Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, Andrew Cayton.

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Best suited for browsing or targeted searches via the excellent index, this essential encyclopedia is suitable for patrons of all public and academic libraries. -- Julienne L. Wood * American Read more...

 
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