Middle West Review 01:2

Middle West Review 01:2

Edited by Paul Mokrzycki

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Table Of Contents

An American Daughter in Africa: Land of My Fathers: Era Bell Thompson’s Midwestern Vision of the African Diaspora
Michael J. Lansing

Multilingualism in the Midwest: How German Has Shaped (and Still Shapes) the Midwest
Michael T. Putnam and Joseph Salmons

Stirring the Pot in the Midwest: Adding the Story of Chicago Tribune Food Editor Ruth Ellen Church
Kimberly Wilmot Voss

“This Negro Elephant is Getting to be a Pretty Large Sized Animal”: White Hostility against Blacks in Indiana and the Historiography of Racist Violence in the Midwest
Brent M. S. Campney

A Spirited Battle for Hearts, Minds, and Souls: Transcendental Meditation Vies with Mainstream Religion in the American Midwest
Joseph Weber

Book Reviews
Margaret Garb, Freedom’s Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration
Clemmie L. Harris

Jason Lee Brown, Rosellen Brown, Shanie Latham, eds., New Stories from the Midwest
Michael Martone

John R. Van Atta, Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785–1850
Robert M. Owens

Dana Elizabeth Weiner, Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery in the Old Northwest
Stephen Middleton

John Hildebrand, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac
Mark Vinz

Adam Jortner, The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier
Alan Shackelford

Jenny Barker Devine, On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women’s Activism since 1945
Jane Pederson

Erik M. Redix, The Murder of Joe White: Ojibwe Leadership and Colonialism in Wisconsin
Jacob Jurss

Ron Riekki, ed., The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works
John Gubbins

Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, eds., The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Ann Henderson Hart

Andro Linklater, Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership
David B. Danbom

Thomas W. Devine, Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism
Gregory L. Schneider

Zan McQuade, ed., The Cincinnati Anthology
Elissa L. Yancey

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov, Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction
Jeffrey A. Johnson

Rochelle Hurt, The Rusted City
David Giffels

Gordon Young, Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City
Steven High

Rachel Louise Snyder, What We’ve Lost Is Nothing
Marcia Noe

Diane Johnson, Flyover Lives: A Memoir
Nancy Bunge

Eric Dregni, By the Waters of Minnetonka
Tom Crann

Nina Freedlander Gibans and James Gibans, Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home, 1930–70
Anna Vemer Andrzejewski

Media Reviews
American Teen, dir. Nanette Burstein (2008)
Lyell Davies

God Loves Uganda, dir. Roger Ross Williams (2013)
Michael T. MacDonald

The Middle, ABC (2009–)
Anthony Harkins