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The Heartland by Kristin L. Hoganson

The Heartland

The Heartland by Kristin L. Hoganson
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Apr 23, 2019 | 432 Pages
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“A revelatory examination . . . [A] brilliantly reasoned, meticulously researched book, which refreshingly pushes against stereotypes at every turn. . . . With lively prose, Hoganson delivers an eye-opening, outside-the-box book that is mind-bending in all the right ways.”Kirkus, starred review

“As broad and wide as the prairie itself, The Heartland challenges both national and global histories by proposing a whole new way of thinking about the nature of place. The heartland isn’t the isolated homeland of American myth, Hoganson argues; it’s a site of circulation, experiment, and renewal.” — Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States  

“Kristin Hoganson paints an original and surprising portrait of the Midwest: international in every respect, from its peoples and its animals to its politics and its economics. The Heartland is a compelling history that forces us to rethink the global and the cosmopolitan, the regional and the particular.” —Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University

In this brilliant and entirely original telling, Kristin Hoganson shows us the Midwest is not the tidy isolationist bastion of white picket fence Americana that informs still prevailing myths of the region as forgettable flyover country.  Through a series of deft and often surprising portraits of Native Americans and the coming of settler colonialism, the changing natural environment and the place of the region in the rise of American empire, she makes clear the heartland’s remarkable heterogeneity along with the global forces that gave its lands and peoples shape and form.  A transformative reconsideration of the Midwest and its place in the American story, The Heartland is a luminous work by a master historian at the very top of her game.” — Mark Philip Bradley, The University of Chicago  
 

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