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The heartland : an American history

by Hoganson, Kristin L. (Author)

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"A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world"-- Full description


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Table of 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.