Middle West Review 01:1

Middle West Review 01:1

Edited by Paul Mokrzycki

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Table Of Contents

Introduction: A Revival and a Burial
Paul Mokrzycki

Frederick Jackson Turner and the Dream of Regional History
John E. Miller

Untaming the Mild Frontier: In Search of New Midwestern Histories
Doug Kiel

Building a "Young Ireland": T. V. Golden and Nebraska's "Irish Capital," 1880–1926
Kay Golden

Politics and Pleasure at the Iowa Straw Poll: A Participant Observation
Zachary Michael Jack

Heartland: The Politics of a Regional Signifier
Frank Tobias Higbie

The Last Prairie Historian: An Interview with Professor Allan G. Bogue, Historian of the American Midwest
Jon K. Lauck

Book Reviews
Jeff Bremer, A Store Almost in Sight: The Economic Transformation of Missouri from the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War
David F. Good

Lowell J. Soike, Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
Nicole Etcheson

Michael Schumacher, November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913
Dan Truckey

Mark Buechsel, Sacred Land: Sherwood Anderson, Midwestern Modernism, and the Sacramental Vision of Nature
Sara Kosiba

J. L. Anderson, ed., The Rural Midwest since World War II
Jeff Bremer

Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister, eds., Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America
John E. Miller

Lisa Knopp, What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte
David Faldet

Jakobi Williams, From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
Ann Durkin Keating

Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel
Ian Stansel

Edward Janus, Creating Dairyland: How Caring for Cows Saved Our Soil, Created Our Landscape, Brought Prosperity to Our State, and Still Shapes Our Way of Life in Wisconsin
Kelly Wenig

Charlie LeDuff, Detroit: An American Autopsy
Jon C. Teaford

David Giffels, The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt
Patrick Allan Pospisek

Alison Powell, On the Desire to Levitate: Poems
Scott Russell Sanders

George F. Will, A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred
Jason Duncan

Anne Trubek and Richey Piiparinen, eds., Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology
James M. Boehnlein

Michael Fedo, Zenith City: Stories from Duluth
David Pichaske

Media Reviews
At Any Price, dir. Ramin Bahrani (2012)
Susan Kerns

Gran Torino, dir. Clint Eastwood (2008)
Geeta Raval

Jesus Camp, dirs. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (2006)
Autumn Prazuch

Nebraska, dir. Alexander Payne (2013)
Walter Metz

Parks and Recreation, NBC (2009–15)
Staci Stutsman

Two American Families, PBS Frontline (2013)
Adam Ochonicky