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The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia

"The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its complex, yet distinctive character. Organized by topic, the encyclopedia encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of the region's twelve states, their geography and people: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These are followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life."
Print Book, English, ©2007
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, ©2007
xxiv, 1890 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
9780253348869, 0253348862
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