Middle West Review 07:2

Middle West Review 07:2

Edited by Jon K. Lauck
Special Issue: Symposium on the African American Midwest
Guest edited by Brie Swenson Arnold

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Table Of Contents

Volume 7, Number 2 (Spring 2021)

Introduction: African American Migration to Smaller Midwestern Cities
Brie Swenson Arnold

Symposium on the African American Midwest
With Shared Roots: Rubie Bond, the Great Migration, and the Struggle for Black Freedom in Beloit, Wisconsin
Francis Gourrier

“The Bitter with the Sweet”: African Americans in Parsons, Kansas
Bryan M. Jack

“Times Certainly Have Changed”: Burlington, Iowa’s Black Community on the Mississippi, 1860–1920
Dwain Coleman

Black Shapings of Freedom and Emancipation Celebrations in Saginaw, Michigan, 1839–1915
Michelle S. Johnson

An Ever-Present Impulse: The Legacy of Anti-Black Violence and the Paradox of Minnesota Exceptionalism
William D. Green

The Long History of Black Political and Identity Struggles in Minnesota: A Consideration of the Work of William D. Green
Jacob A. Bruggeman

Putting the Black Midwest Front and Center
Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

Book Reviews
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right
Paul E. Teed

Deborah E. Kanter, Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican
Emiliano Aguilar

Cynthia Leanne Landrum, The Dakota Sioux Experience at Flandreau and Pipestone Indian Schools
John R. Legg

Charles McCarthy, The Wisconsin Idea
Tim Lacy

Richard L. Pifer with Marjorie Hannon Pifer, The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis
Jonathan Kasparek

Jim Reese, Bone Chalk
Patrick Hicks

Matthew Roth, Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America
David D. Vail

Joshua Specht, Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America
Hayden L. Nelson

Mary Wisniewski, Algren: A Life
Douglas Sheldon

Constance Fenimore Woolson, Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches
MaryKat Parks Workinger

Review Essay
How Frémont Framed the West
John Bicknell

Media Reviews
The Importance of Place in The Act (Hulu, 2019–)
Charity Gibson

Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town: A Digital Exhibition at The Newberry
Jaka Lombar

Don’t Breathe (2016), directed by Fede Álvarez
Tim Posada

The Bridges of Madison County, dir. Clint Eastwood, 1995
Neepa Sarkar