Middle West Review 05:2

Middle West Review 05:2

Edited by Paul Mokrzycki Renfro
Jon K. Lauck and Jeff Wells, Associate Editors

Table Of Contents

Volume 5, Issue 2 (Spring 2019)


Making Midwests: Symposium on Midwestern History, Commemorating Five Years of the Middle West Review

Midwestern History: Today and Tomorrow
John E. Miller 

“A People of Persistence”: The Evolving Historiography of Indigenous Midwests
Linda M. Clemmons  

Expanding Our Confines: State History Journals and Midwestern History
Dawn E. Bakken         

Legacy of Dissent: The Civil War’s Contested Meaning in the Midwest
Christopher Phillips    

Thoughts on a Critical Regional History of the Midwest: Examining the Legacies of the Dream of a White Yeoman’s Republic
Jeffrey Helgeson        

Neighbors: A Foundation of Civic Order in the Rural Midwest
Paula M. Nelson        

When the Metadata Doesn’t Help: Constructing Frameworks for an Ambiguous Region
Jenny Barker-Devine  

Mapping the History of America’s Heartland
Kristin Hoganson        

Special Dossier on Fargo (FX, 2014–)

Adam Ochonicky       

Visual Language and Evoking Emotion in the Midwest: The Employment of the Split-Screen in Season Two of Fargo
Ryan Twomey

“People of This World Are Less Inclined to Shoot a Hostess”: The Moral Authority of Fargo’s Midwestern Girlhood
Maggie E. Morris Davis and William L. Morris           

Salesman of the Year: The Confidence Artist in Sinclair Lewis and Season One of Fargo
Paul Gagliardi 

Pregnancy Is Not the Point: Fargo’s Marge, Fargo Season One’s Molly, and Midwestern Feminisms
Laura L. Beadling       

Fargo North: Calgary’s Turn toward Postnational Regionality in FX’s Fargo
Rusty Hatchell

The Use of Quilt Imagery in Fargo’s Advertising: Embracing and Subverting a Midwestern Cultural Symbol
Catherine Kelly         

“Building an Empire State”: From Skyscraper Modernity to the American Midwest
Hyo-Jeong Lee and Walter Metz         

Telling Stories in This “Our Great American Experiment”
Allen H. Redmon        

Book Reviews

Graham A. Peck, Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the Battle over Freedom
Michael Burlingame    

Thomas Bahde, The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction
Jennifer Harbour       

John W. Boyer, The University of Chicago: A History
Kenneth H. Wheeler  

Alan Harper, Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads
Dennis H. Cremin       

Stacey M. Robertson, Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest
Lowell J. Soike          

Nancy Warner and David Stark, This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains
Molly P. Rozum      

Steve Werle, Stassen Again
Jeffrey Kolnick          

Randy Boyagoda, Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square
D. G. Hart       

Ginette Aley and J. L. Anderson, eds., Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front During the Civil War
Tim Roberts    

Cheryl Unruh, Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays and Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State
Julie Courtwright        

Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke, eds., Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border
Brie Swenson Arnold  

Ronald C. Naugle, John J. Montag, and James C. Olson, History of Nebraska
Mark R. Ellis   

Kevin G. W. Olson, Frontier Manhattan: Yankee Settlement to Kansas Town, 1854–1894
Charles Delgadillo      

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, The Nature of Childhood: An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865
Jason Heppler 

Gretchen Buggeln, The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America
Jeffrey Hubers

Melissa Fraterrigo, Glory Days
Keith Lesmeister         

Keith Lesmeister, We Could’ve Been Happy Here
Melissa Fraterrigo       

Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo, eds., Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History
Thomas D. Isern         

Marnie O. Mamminga, On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland
Paula M. Nelson         

Marcia Hansen Kraus, George Szell’s Reign
Michael J. Pfeifer       

Michael F. Holt, The Election of 1860: “A Campaign Fraught with Consequences”
Matthew E. Stanley     

Jerry Apps, Wisconsin Agriculture: A History
Kelley Wenig  

Kenneth Whyte, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times
Ellis W. Hawley          

J. Blake Perkins, Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks
R. Douglas Hurt          

Aaron Cowan, A Nice Place to Visit: Tourism and Urban Revitalization in the Postwar Rustbelt
Jon C. Teaford

James Fuller, Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of Civil War and Reconstruction
Bruce Bigelow

Jon K. Lauck, ed., The Midwestern Moment: The Forgotten World of Early-Twentieth-Century Midwestern Regionalism, 1880–1940
Richard W. Etulain     

Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
John E. Miller 

Book Review Essays

From West to Midwest: Regional Identity and the Civil War
Tom Baker     

Re-Working the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Zachary Michael Jack 

“Depend on Interior Journeys Taken Anywhere”: Space, Place, and John Berryman’s Minneapolis
Joshua Preston

The Lives of Midwestern Rivers
Michael Allen