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The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia

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Publisher Comments:

This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it 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 each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity--a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs--plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. 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.

Synopsis:

The Midwest captured in all its variety, from the Sears Tower and the streets of Detroit to the Dakota reservations and the corn fields of Iowa

About the Author

Richard Sisson is Provost and Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Ohio State University. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Christian Zacher is Professor of English at Ohio State University and Director of its Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Andrew Cayton is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University. He lives in Oxford, Ohio.

Table of 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 Life

14. 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253348869
Author:
Sisson, Richard
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Editor:
Cayton, Andrew
Editor:
Zacher, Chris
Author:
Cayton, Andrew
Author:
Cayton, Andrew R. L.
Author:
Zacher, Chris
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
History; Indiana and the Midwest; Reference; United States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
354 bandw photos
Pages:
1916
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 2.53 in

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