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The lost region : toward a revival of Midwestern history, by Jon K. Lauck

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The lost region : toward a revival of Midwestern history
Title
The lost region
Title remainder
toward a revival of Midwestern history
Statement of responsibility
by Jon K. Lauck
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest{u2019}s crucial roles in the development of the entire country: it helped spark the American Revolution and stabilized the young American republic by strengthening its economy and endowing it with an agricultural heartland; it played a critical role in the Union victory in the Civil War; it extended the republican institutions created by the American founders, and then its settler populism made those institutions more democratic; it weakened and decentered the cultural dominance of the urban East; and its bustling land markets deepened Americans{u2019} embrace of capitalist institutions and attitudes. In addition to outlining the centrality of the Midwest to crucial moments in American history, Jon K. Lauck resurrects the long-forgotten stories of the institutions founded by an earlier generation of midwestern historians, from state historical societies to the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Their strong commitment to local and regional communities rooted their work in place and gave it an audience outside the academy. He also explores the works of these scholars, showing that they researched a broad range of themes and topics, often pioneering fields that remain vital today. The Lost Region demonstrates the importance of the Midwest, the depth of historical work once written about the region, the continuing insights that can be gleaned from this body of knowledge, and the lessons that can be learned from some of its prominent historians, all with the intent of once again finding the forgotten center of the nation and developing a robust historiography of the Midwest
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lauck, Jon
Dewey number
977
Index
index present
LC call number
F351
LC item number
.L33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Iowa and the Midwest experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regionalism
  • Middle West
Label
The lost region : toward a revival of Midwestern history, by Jon K. Lauck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The lost region -- Why the Midwest matters -- The prairie historians and the foundations of Midwestern history -- The case for Midwestern history -- Toward a revival of Midwestern history
Control code
835116488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781609381899
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013010125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835116488
Label
The lost region : toward a revival of Midwestern history, by Jon K. Lauck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 lost region -- Why the Midwest matters -- The prairie historians and the foundations of Midwestern history -- The case for Midwestern history -- Toward a revival of Midwestern history
Control code
835116488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781609381899
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013010125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835116488

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