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The Resource The heartland : an American history, Kristin L. Hoganson

The heartland : an American history, Kristin L. Hoganson

Label
The heartland : an American history
Title
The heartland
Title remainder
an American history
Statement of responsibility
Kristin L. Hoganson
Title variation
Heart land
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world. When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas, she expected to find her new home, well, isolated. Even provincial. After all, she had landed in the American heartland, a place where the nation's identity exists in its pristine form. Or so we have been taught to believe. Struck by the gap between reputation and reality, she determined to get to the bottom of history and myth. The deeper she dug into the making of the modern heartland, the wider her story became as she realized that she'd uncovered an unheralded crossroads of people, commerce, and ideas. But the really interesting thing, Hoganson found, was that over the course of American history, even as the region's connections with the rest of the planet became increasingly dense and intricate, the idea of the rural Midwest as a steadfast heartland became a stronger and more stubbornly immovable myth. In enshrining a symbolic heart, the American people have repressed the kinds of stories that Hoganson tells, of sweeping breadth and depth and soul. In The Heartland, Kristin L. Hoganson drills deep into the center of the country, only to find a global story in the resulting core sample. Deftly navigating the disconnect between history and myth, she tracks both the backstory of this region and the evolution of the idea of an unalloyed heart at the center of the land. A provocative and highly original work of historical scholarship, The Heartland speaks volumes about pressing preoccupations, among them identity and community, immigration and trade, and security and global power. And food. To read it is to be inoculated against using the word "heartland" unironically ever again."--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoganson, Kristin L.,
Dewey number
977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F351
LC item number
.H75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group identity
  • Human geography
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
The heartland : an American history, Kristin L. Hoganson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : what is the nation, at heart? -- Between place and space : the pioneering politics of locality -- Meat in the middle : converging borderlands in the U.S. Midwest -- Hog-tied : the roots of the modern American empire -- The isolationist capital of America : hotbed of alliance politics -- Flownover states : the view from the middle of everything -- Home, land, security : exile, dispossession, and loss -- Conclusion : the nation, at heart
Control code
1047658145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 399 pages
Isbn
9781594203572
Lccn
2018060308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The heartland : an American history, Kristin L. Hoganson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : what is the nation, at heart? -- Between place and space : the pioneering politics of locality -- Meat in the middle : converging borderlands in the U.S. Midwest -- Hog-tied : the roots of the modern American empire -- The isolationist capital of America : hotbed of alliance politics -- Flownover states : the view from the middle of everything -- Home, land, security : exile, dispossession, and loss -- Conclusion : the nation, at heart
Control code
1047658145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 399 pages
Isbn
9781594203572
Lccn
2018060308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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