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Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Robert Wuthnow


For many Americans, the Middle West is a vast unknown. This book sets out to rectify this. It shows how the region has undergone extraordinary social transformations over the past half-century and proven itself surprisingly resilient in the face of such hardships as the Great Depression and the movement of residents to other parts of the country. It examines the heartland's reinvention throughout the decades and traces the social and economic factors that have helped it to survive and prosper. The book points to the critical strength of the region's social institutions established between 1870 ... More

Keywords: modernization, Middle West, Great Depression, heartland, social transformations, market towns, farmsteads, townships, rural cooperatives, manufacturing centers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691146119
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wuthnow, author
Princeton University