Middle West Review 06:1-2

Middle West Review 06:1-2

Edited by Jon K. Lauck
Jeff Wells and MaryKat Parks Workinger, Associate Editors 

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Table Of Contents

Volume 6, Issues 1–2 (Fall–Spring 2019–20)

Midwestern Dreams or Nightmares? An Appreciation and Critique of Caroline Fraser’s Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
John E. Miller

Ideological Origins of a Radical Democrat: The Early Political Thought of Tom L. Johnson, 1888–1895
Michael Megery

Soft, Democratic, and Universalist: In Search of the Main Currents of Traditional Midwestern Identity and a Grand Historiographic Synthesis
Jon K. Lauck

Book Reviews

John P. Bowes, Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal
John R. Wunder

Carrie Tirado Bramen, American Niceness: A Cultural History
Wayne Anderson

Frank Cicero Jr., Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778–1870
Nathan E. Perz, Esq.

Julianne Couch, The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century
Emily Prifogle

Julie L. Davis, Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities
Linda Clemmons

Paul Durcan, Wild, Wild Erie: Poems Inspired by Works of Art in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Ryan Schnurr

John Herrmann, Foreign Born
Frederic Svoboda

Paul E. Herron, Framing the Solid South: The State Constitutional Conventions of Secession, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1860–1902
Silvana R. Siddali

Theodore J. Karamanski and Eileen M. McMahon, Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History
Christopher R. Reed

Mark A. Lause, The Great Cowboy Strike: Bullets, Ballots, and Class Conflicts in the American West
Jeff Wells

Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner, The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission: A History, 1943–2013
Charles F. Casey-Leininger

Derek S. Oden, Harvest of Hazards: Family Farming, Accidents, and Expertise in the Corn Belt, 1940–1975
Jeff Bremer

Liesl Olson, Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis
John E. Hallwas

Garin Pirnia, Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll
Ray Schuck

Mark B. Pohlad, James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland
Marissa Vigneault

Shari Rabin, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America
Mara W. Cohen Ioannides

Roger L. Rosentreter, Michigan: A History of Explorers, Entrepreneurs, and Everyday People
Matthew Lawrence Daley

Winton U. Solberg, Creating the Big Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization
Peter A. Coclanis

Richard Samuel West, Iconoclast in Ink: The Political Cartoons of Jay N. “Ding” Darling
Paul V. Murphy

Dave Zweifel and John Nichols, The Capital Times: A Proudly Radical Newspaper’s Century-Long Fight for Justice and for Peace
Jonathan Kasparek

Book Review Essays

Midwestern Soldiers in the Civil War
L. Bao Bui

Midwestern History is Out of the Closet
Matthew Pehl

Recent Developments in Midwestern Labor History
Nathan Tye

Hispanics in the Middle West
Roger Davis

Media Reviews

Traversing the Class Boundary: Gone Girl (2014) as Failed Remake
Anthony Ballas

“A Riot is the Language of the Unheard”: The Grassroots Activism of Whose Streets? (2017)
Julia Alekseyeva

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), directed by Martin McDonagh
Caroline Fernelius

Alec MacGillis, “Left Behind America,” Frontline, PBS, 2018
Lisa Tyler