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The Resource From warm center to ragged edge : the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965, Jon K. Lauck

From warm center to ragged edge : the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965, Jon K. Lauck

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From warm center to ragged edge : the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965
Title
From warm center to ragged edge
Title remainder
the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965
Statement of responsibility
Jon K. Lauck
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Language
eng
Summary
"During the half-century after the Civil War, intellectuals and politicians assumed the Midwest to be the font and heart of American culture. Despite the persistence of strong currents of midwestern regionalism during the 1920s and 1930s, the region went into eclipse during the post-World War II era. In the apt language of Minnesota's F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Midwest slid from being the "warm center" of the republic to its "ragged edge." This book explains the factors that triggered the demise of the Midwest's regionalist energies, from anti-midwestern machinations in the literary world and the inability of midwestern writers to break through the cultural politics of the era to the growing dominance of a coastal, urban culture. These developments paved the way for the proliferation of images of the Midwest as flyover country, the Rust Belt, a staid and decaying region. Yet Lauck urges readers to recognize persisting and evolving forms of midwestern identity and to resist the forces that squelch the nation's interior voices"--
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1971-
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Lauck, Jon
Dewey number
810.9/977
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS273
LC item number
.L38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Iowa and the midwest experience
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  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • HISTORY
  • American literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Literature and history
  • Middle West
  • Literatur
  • Mittlerer Westen
Label
From warm center to ragged edge : the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965, Jon K. Lauck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-246) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the promise of midwestern regionalism -- The myth of the midwestern "revolt from the village" -- The failed revolt against the revolt -- The decline of midwestern history -- Conclusion : against subordination, toward revival
Control code
960718006
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781609384968
Lccn
2016040307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960718006
Label
From warm center to ragged edge : the erosion of midwestern literary and historical regionalism, 1920-1965, Jon K. Lauck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the promise of midwestern regionalism -- The myth of the midwestern "revolt from the village" -- The failed revolt against the revolt -- The decline of midwestern history -- Conclusion : against subordination, toward revival
Control code
960718006
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781609384968
Lccn
2016040307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960718006

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