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Middle West: Its Meaning in American Culture / Edition 1

Middle West: Its Meaning in American Culture / Edition 1

by James R. Shortridge
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"There is nothing like this book in print . . . nor anyone as capable of doing as good a job as Shortridge."—Peirce Lewis, author of New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape

"I put this book down thoroughly delighted. Any way you slice it, this is a swell theme, and Shortridge does a highly satisfying job."—James R. Parsons, University of California, Berkeley, past president of the Association of American Geographers

Author Biography: James R. Shortridge is a professor of geography at the University of Kansas. Among his other books are Peopling the Plains: Who Settled Where in Frontier Kansas, and Our Town on the Plains: J. J. Pennell's Photographs of Junction City, Kansas, 1893-1922.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900700604752
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 03/15/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Maps, and Tables
1. Contradictory Images
2. The Origins and Expansion of the Regional Name
3. America's Heartland
4. Rural Imagery in an Urbanizing Nation
5. A Need for Pastoral Values
6. The Regionalization of Middle-western Culture
7. The Middle West as Metaphor

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