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by Dorothy Schwieder

ePub Iowa: The Middle Land download
Author:
Dorothy Schwieder
ISBN13:
978-0813823065
ISBN:
0813823064
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Publisher:
Iowa State Pr (March 30, 1996)
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Americas
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Dorothy Schwieder has given us a most valuable addition to our understanding of America's "purest of prairie states. Iowa: The Middle Land is well suited for college history courses and senior-high courses

Dorothy Schwieder has given us a most valuable addition to our understanding of America's "purest of prairie states. Iowa: The Middle Land is well suited for college history courses and senior-high courses. It is a fine library reference for all Iowans (and non-Iowans) wishing to know more about the state's history.

Iowa : the middle land. by. Schwieder, Dorothy, 1933-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. Native Americans in Iowa - Exploration, early settlement, and political developments - Pioneers on the prairie - Economic development in the nineteenth century - Iowans and the Civil War era - cultural diversity: immigrants and African Americans in the Hawkeye State, 1833-80 - Religious and educational institutions in Iowa: establishing the foundations - A home.

Iowa: The Middle Land. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996 Dorothy Schwieder has published extensively in the field of Iowa history . Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996. Dorothy Schwieder has published extensively in the field of Iowa history, her studies of the Iowa coal industry and of Iowa Cooperative Extension providing particularly important additions to the Hawkeye state's history. This general history of the state will enhance her reputation still more. Academic press directors love the book that falls in pagination between 300 and 400 pages in length.

Dorothy Schwieder has given us a most valuable addition to our understanding of America's "purest of prairie states".

Dorothy Schwieder (November 28, 1933 – August 13, 2014) was an American historian, biographer, and academic. She joined the faculty of Iowa State University in 1966, becoming the first woman to be appointed as a professor in the Department of History. Schwieder authored a memoir and biography the late . Senator George McGovern, her former college professor.

history of the Hawkeye State, Dorothy Schwieder brings her seasoned insight to the story of the Middle Land.

This history, which focuses on the economic and social history of Iowa, aims to prove that the location of this heartland state has a significant effect on the identity of its inhabitants. It takes the reader from 17th-century Native American habitation, to the sesqui-centennial in 1996.

Iowa: The Middle Land, by Dorothy Schwieder. Publisher: University Of Iowa Press (September 1, 2006) This history, which focuses on the economic and social history of Iowa, aims to prove that the location of this heartland state has a significant effect on the identity of its inhabitants. Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher (June 25, 2007) Despite beautiful landscapes and bountiful harvests, farming is hard work and always has been. The Great Depression in rural America, which began in the 1920s and lasted until World War II, made it still harder.

In this engrossing history of the Hawkeye State, Dorothy Schwieder brings her seasoned insight to the story of the Middle Land. Iowa emerges here as a place of fascinating grassroots politics, economic troubles and triumphs, surprising cultural diversity, and unsung natural beauty. Above all, this is the history of the people of Iowa and the lives they have led - the accomplishments of both ordinary and not-so-ordinary Iowans.The twenty-ninth state was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1846. After 150 years of statehood, The Middle Land gives a fresh perspective on what happened in Iowa and why. It also looks at where it happened. The underlying theme is Iowa's location in the center of the United States and the implications of that middle land status.From grasslands to factories, Black Hawk to Branstad, Schwieder takes the reader on a compelling journey. She presents the experience of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Native Americans in the Iowa region; the beginning of white settlement; and the subsequent development of social, educational, and economic institutions. In often arresting detail, Schwieder recounts recent episodes of Iowa's history, such as the farm crisis of the 1980s and the initiation of the lottery and casino gambling. She explores previously neglected areas and issues of social history - women, minorities, community, and Prohibition. Dorothy Schwieder has given us a most valuable addition to our understanding of America's "purest of prairie states."Iowa: The Middle Land is well suited for college history courses and senior-high courses. It is a fine library reference for all Iowans (and non-Iowans) wishing to know more about the state's history. The book uniquely emphasizes Iowa's economic and social history and draws on manuscript sources not previously cited in general histories of Iowa.
  • Arrived in good condition. Excellent material for teaching early American History.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this text. It's written well and gives unique perspectives on many historical events. Instead of focusing on Iowa's history from one angle, she discusses what matters were like for women, Native Americans, and minority groups. I especially enjoyed learning what work women did as settlers and on the farm, how they were affected by wars, and the roles they took on to aid soldiers. In my opinion, this really is a superb example of what a history book should be.