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The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

The Midwest used to be considered the moral heartland of the United States. Over the years it lost this title and became known as "flyover country." The coastal denizens came to denigrate the values and steadiness of the region and that has influenced the work of historians since the 1920. We hear from Jon Lauck, author of From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965.

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