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The good country : a history of the American Midwest, 1800-1900  Cover Image Book Book

The good country : a history of the American Midwest, 1800-1900 / Jon K. Lauck.

Lauck, Jon, 1971- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780806190631
  • ISBN: 0806190639
  • ISBN: 9780806190648
  • ISBN: 0806190647
  • Physical Description: xii, 350 pages : maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Exceptionalism of the Old Square World -- "A Free and Unrestricted Mode of Life": Planting Democracy in the Midwest -- "Moulded for Good": The Growth of a Common Democratic Culture in the Midwest -- "The Attitude of a Section Itself": The Formation of Midwestern Regional Identity -- "Also a Seamy Side to Certain Phases of the History of the Valley": Racial Failures and Advances in the Good Country -- "Nothing Else Quite like It in the World": The Midwest and the Age of Mild Reform -- Finding Virtue in the Good Country.
Summary, etc.:
"A history of the US Midwest in the nineteenth century, describing and analyzing a rich civic culture that prized education, literature, libraries, and the arts; developed a stable social order grounded in Victorian norms, republican virtue, and Christian teachings; was marred by overt racism but made significant progress toward racial equality; and generally put democratic ideals into practice further than any nation to date"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Political culture > Middle West > History > 19th century.
Middle West > Civilization > 19th century.
Middle West > Politics and government > 19th century.
Middle West > Intellectual life > 19th century.
Genre: History.

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Little Dixie - Huntsville 977 LAUCK (Text) 2004766433 New Adult Fiction Shelves Checked out 02/02/2023

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