Remaking the Heartland

Remaking the Heartland

Middle America Since the 1950s

Book - 2011
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Studies the fifty years starting in the 1950s in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780691146119
Branch Call Number: 330.973 Wuthnow
Characteristics: xiii, 358 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 25, 2017

Wuthnow, a sociologist at Princeton with Kansas roots, looks at the demographic and social changes in Middle America in the last 60 years, while tracing the region’s roots from white settlement. Writer includes Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, west of the Mississippi, but east of the mountains, in his study.

His book fulfilled my reasons for reading as Kansas, which gets the most attention, was the place I left following college. It was great being reminded of the influence of 'Farm Journal' magazine, efforts to give us robust educations and to get his take on the community of Garden City, in western Kansas where I grew up, now a center for the beef agribusiness.

Sep 14, 2016

Excellent book that traces how the farmland of the Midwest changed to suburbia over the last 150 years. Lots of data, but presented in a very interesting way.


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