The American Midwest

The American Midwest

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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.He was also named to the NCAAa#39;s fiftieth anniversary team for his play during the 1953a€” 1954 championships. ... Olympic gold-medal-winning team at Lake Placid in 1980, which featured eight University of Minnesota players on its roster. ... Daniel S. Mason University of Alberta-Edmonton, Canada Notre Dame Football The University of Notre Dame is the ... One of Rocknea#39;s teams played before a record 120, 000 spectators against Southern California in Sports and Recreation a€c :a€c 899.

Title:The American Midwest
Author:Andrew R. L. Cayton, Richard Sisson, Chris Zacher
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2006-11-08


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