New Ideas in Midwestern Literature
________________. “The Middle West,” Oxford Companion to United States History. New York: Oxford University Press. 2001. E174 .O94 2001
Greasley, Philip. Dictionary of Midwestern Literature – Volume 1 The Authors. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2001
Shortridge, James R. “Midwest,” Enclyclopedia of American Studies. Danbury, CT: Grolier, Inc. 2001. E169.1 .E625 2001
Sisson, Richard, Christian Zacher, Andrew Cayton, The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2007. F351 .A534 2007
Slade, Joseph W., and Lee, Judith Yaross. The Midwest: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures. Weston, CT: Greenwood Press. 2004
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck et al. eds. The Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1987 E78.G7 A87 1987
Wood, W. Raymond. An atlas of early maps of the American Midwest. Springfield, Ill. : Illinois State Museum, 1983-2001 G1385 .W6 1983 pt.1
ARTS AND LITERATURE
Anderson, Margaret C. My Thirty Years War
Black Hawk. Life of Black Hawk, or Mà-Ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiàk. Dictated by Himself. Penguin Classics.
Also: Donald Jackson, ed., Black Hawk: An Autobiography (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1955).
Barillas, William. The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 2006
______________. Interior Borderlands: Writings on Latino/a Literature of Chicago and the Midwest. (forthcoming)
Beasecker, Robert. Michigan in the Novel 1816-1996: An Annotated Bibliography. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 1998
Bremer, Sidney H. “Willa Cather’s Lost Chicago Sisters.” In Women Writers and the City: Essays in Feminist Literary Criticism, ed. Susan Merrill Squier, 1984.
Carla Cappetti Writing Chicago: Modernism, Ethnography, and the Novel (1993)
Carter, Robert L. “Federal Writers’ Projects in the Midwest.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Newsletter 9, i: 1-4.
Crow, Charles. A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Wiley-Blackwell. 2003.
Davies, Richard O., David R. Pichaske, Joseph A. Amato, eds. A Place Called Home: Writings on the Midwestern Small Town. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Society Press. 2004 (anthology) 978-0873514514
Davis, Rose M.; How Indian is Hiawatha? Midwest Folklore, 1957; 7: 5-25.
Duffey, Bernard. The Chicago Renaissance in American Letters. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1956.
Duncan, Hugh Dalziel. The Rise of Chicago as a Literary Center from 1885 to 1920: A Sociological Essay in American Culture. 1964.
Flanagan, John T. “The Middle Western Farm Novel,” Minnesota History. 23 (June 1942), 113-125.
Fleming, Herbert E. “The Literary Interests of Chicago.” American Journal of Sociology 11 (November 1905): 377–408; 11 ( January 1906): 499–531; 11 (May 1906) 784–816; 12 ( July 1906): 68–118.
Fuller, Henry. “The Upward Movement in Chicago,” Atlantic Monthly. 80 (October 1897): 534-47.
Garland, Hamlin, Crumbling Idols
Gulliksen, Oyvind T. and Yvind Tveitereid Gulliksen. Twofold Identities: Norwegian-American Contributions to Midwestern Literature Peter Lang Publishing. 2004.
Hamera, Judith. “The Labors of Michael Jackson: Virtuoisity, Deindustrialization, and Dancing Work.” PMLA: 127.4 (October 2012). 751-765.
Hartman, Donald K. ed. Fairground fiction : detective stories of the World’s Columbian Exposition : containing reprints of Emma Murdoch Van Deventer’s Against odds, a detective story, and John Harvey Whitson’s Chicago Charlie, the Columbian detective . Kenmore, N.Y. : Motif Press, 1992 PS648.D4 F34 1992
Hine, Darlene Clark, and John McCluskey, Jr. The Black Chicago Renaissance. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 2012.
Hogue, Bev. “Forgotten Frontier: Literature of the Old Northwest,” in Crow, Companion. Pp. 231-46.
Holman, David Marion. A Certain Slant of Light: Regionalism and the Form of Southern and Midwestern Fiction Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press. 1995.
Johnston, Basil. Ojibway Heritage. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1990 E99.C6 J64 1990
Low, Denise. Natural Theologies: Essays about Literature of the New Middle West. Omaha, NE: The Backwaters Press. 2011
Mickenberg, Julia L. “Writing the Midwest: Meridel Le Sueur and the Making of a Radical Regional Tradition.” Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Women’s Regional Writing. Iowa City:
Osborn, Chase S Schoolcraft-Longfellow-Hiawatha Lancaster, PA; 1943.
Parker, Arthur C Who Was Hiawatha?.; New York Folklore Quarterly, 1954; 10: 285-288.
Pichaske, David. Rooted: Seven Midwest Writers of Place. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press. 2006.
Pilkington, John Jr. Henry Blake Fuller. NY: Twayne. 1970
Robinson, Linda J.; Henry W. Longfellow’s Hiawatha: An American Epic Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science, 1969; 29: 3107A-3708A. (dissertation abstract)
Ronda, Margaret. “‘Work and Wait Unwearying’: Dunbar’s Georgics.” PMLA: 127.4 (October 2012), 863-878.
Simmons, David, ed. New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, Palgrave Macmillan. 2009
Schramm, Wilbur Lang Hiawatha and Its Predecessors Philological Quarterly, 1932; 11: 321-343.
Smith Carl S. Chicago and the American Literary Imagination. Chicago : University of Chicago Press,1984. PS285.C47 S6 1984
Spears, Timothy B. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1909. University of Chicago Press. 2005.
Starkey, David, and Richard Guzman, eds. Smokestacks and Skyscrapers: An Anthology of Chicago Literature. 1999.
Tandy, Jennette. Crackerbox Philosophers in American Humor and Satire. New York: Columbia University Press. 1925
Thompson, Stith “The Indian Legend of Hiawatha” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 1922 Mar; 37 (1): 128-40.
Tracy, Steven C. Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 2011.
Van Doren, Carl. “Contemporary Novelists X: Revolt from the Village, 1920″ Nation. 12 October 1921: 407-12.
Vizenor, Gerald. Narrative chance : postmodern discourse on native American Indian literatures. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 1989 PS153.I52 N37 1989
____________. The People Named the Chippewa: Narrative Histories. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 1984
Weber, Ronald. The Midwestern Ascendancy in American Writing. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1992 PS273 .W4 1992
Wood, Grant. “Revolt Against the City.” 1935. in America is West: An anthology of Midwestern Life and Literature. Ed. John T. Flanagan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1945. 648-60
Wixson, Douglas. Worker-Writer in America: Jack Conroy and the Tradition of Midwestern Literary Radicalism, 1898-1990. Urbana, IL:University of Illinois Press. 1998.
Brown, Jason Lee and Jay Prefontaine. New Stories from the Midwest. 2011
Bulawayo, NoViolet. We Need New Names. 2013
Campbell, Bonnie Jo, American Salvage
_________________, Once Upon a River
_________________, Our Working Lives
_________________, Q Road
_________________, Women and Other Animals
Eggleston, Edward, Hoosier Schoolmaster
Erdrich, Louise. The Round House. 2012
Evans, Donald G. Good Money After Bad. 2006
Fuller, Henry Blake. Bertram Cope’s Year. 1919
_____________ . The Cliff-Dwellers. 1893
_____________. With the Procession. 1895
Garland, Hamlin, Main Travelled Roads
_____________, “Under the Lion’s Paw,” in Main Travelled Roads http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CONTEXTS/Garland/paw.html
Harbach, Chad, The Art of Fielding
Howe, Edgar Watson, The Story of a Country Town
Katz, Bob, Third and Long http://www.wilhide.com/Site/Trolley_Car_Press.html
Kirkland, Joseph, Zury
Kline, Christina Baker, Orphan Train
Koryta, Michael, So Cold the River
Moore, Lorrie, A Gate at the Stairs
Orner, Peter, Love and Shame and Love
Reviews: Chicago Sun-Times
Parsons, Ron. The Sense of Touch.
Patchett, Ann, State of Wonder
__________, Truth and Beauty
Saxton, Alexander, The Great Midland. 1948
Shepherd, Jean. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash
Sittenfeld, Curtis. Sisterland.
Draper, Mike. The Midwest: God’s Gift to the Planet Earth! an illustrated guide to the history and culture of the galaxy’s most important region. 2012
Algren, Nelson. Chicago: City on the Make. University of Chicago Press, 1951.
Dregni, Eric. Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America
Reviews: Chicago Tribune
Scot, Barbara J. Prairie Reunion. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1995.
Swan, Alison. Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2006
Thompson, Era Bell, American Daughter, 1946.
Cialdella, Gary. The Calumet Region: An American Place. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
__________. “Words and Photographs: Imaginative Literature and the Making of The Calumet Region: An American Place: Photgraphs by Gary Cialdella,” in Midwestern Miscellany XXXIXU, Fall 2011, 80-100
Miller, Wayne F. Chicago’s South Side, 1946-1948. University of California Press. 2000.
Baker, David. Midwest Eclogue: Poems. New York: W. W. Norton. 2005 PS3552.A4116 M53 2005
Fairchild, B. H. Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest. New York: Norton. 2003 PS3556.A3625 E26 2003
Hennen Tom. Darkness Sticks to Everything. Copper Canyon Press. 2013.
Bond-Clunie, Gloria. Living Green.
Casey, Warren and Jim Jacobs. Grease.
D’Amour, Lisa. Detroit
Fairey, Ellen, Graceland, New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2011.
Glaspell, Susan. Alison’s House. 1931
___________. The Inheritors. 1921
Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. 1959
Hatcher, Jeffrey. Ten Chimneys. 2012
Hecht, Ben and Charles MacArthur. Front Page.
Huff, Keith. A Steady Rain. 2008
________. Big Lake, Big City. 2013.
Joseph, Rajiv. The Lake Effect. 2013 http://www.silkroadrising.org/live-theater/the-lake-effect/videos–3
Letts, Tracy. August: Osage County. 2009
_________. Superior Donuts. 2010.
Morisseau, Dominique. Detroit ’67. 2013
Norris, Bruce. Clybourne Park. London: Nick Hern Books, 2010. New York: Faber &
__________ . Purple Heart. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005; London: Nick Hern Books, 2013
Seaton, Sandra. Music History. 2010
Sherman, James. Relatively Close. 2009
Simonson, Eric. Lombardi. 2010
Swander, Mary. Farmscape: The Changing Rural Environment. 2012
Sweet, Jeffrey. American Enterprise
Thome, Andrea. Menomonee Falls to St. Cloud
Brooks, H. Allen. The Prairie School. University of Toronto Press. 1972
Pond, Irving K The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond: The Sons of Mary and Elihu. Ed. David Swan and Terry Tatum. Oak Park, IL: Hyoogen Press, 2009.
Prestiano, Robert. The Inland Architect: Chicago’s Major Architectural Journal, 1883-1908. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1985.
Sullivan, Louis. The Autobiography of an Idea. 1924. NY: Dover, 1957
Annin, Peter. Great Lakes Water Wars. Island Press, 2006.
Barrows, Robert G. Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana’s Municipal Housekeeper. Bloominton, IN: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Bloom, Stephen G. Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America. Harcourt. 2000.
Borchert, John R. America’s Northern Heartland. University of Minnesota Press, 1987.
Bowden, Charles, and Lew Kreinberg. Street Signs Chicago: Neighborhood and Other Illusions of Big-City Life. Chicago
Review Press, 1981
The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas Cambridge, [U.K.] ; New York [N.Y.] : Cambridge University Press, 1996-2000 3 vols. E77 .C35 1996
Cayton, Andrew R. L. Frontier Indiana. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1996 F526 .C35 1996
_________________. The Identity of the American Midwest: Essays on Regional History. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007
_________________. The Midwest and the Nation: Rethinking the History of an American Region
Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. Norton. 1991.
Davidson, Osha Gray. Broken Heartland: The Rise of America’s Rural Ghetto. University of Iowa Press. 1996
Dondore, Dorothy. The Prairie and the Making of Middle America: Four Centuries of Description. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch
Press. 1926 F351 .D672
Drake, St. Clair and Horace R. Cayton. Black Metropolis: a study of Negro life in a northern city. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1993
Eggleston, Larry G. Porter County Lakes and Resorts. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. 2004 F532.P8 E36 2004
_______________. Women in the Civil War : extraordinary stories of soldiers, spies, nurses, doctors, crusaders, and others. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 2003 E628 .E375 2003
Faulkner, Charles H. The Late Prehistoric Occupation of Northwestern Indiana; a study of the Upper Mississippi Cultures of the Kankakee Valley. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. 1972
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Economic Forces Shaping the Heartland. Federal Reserve. 1996
Flanagan, John T. America Is West: An Anthology of Middlewestern Life and Literature. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1945 (Reprint by Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. 1971)
Frank, Thomas. What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. Metropolitan Books, 2004.
Gruenwald, Kim M. River of Enterprise The Commercial Origins of Regional Identity in the Ohio Valley, 1790-1850. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002. F518 .G78 2002
Harris, Neil. The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 2008
Hudson, John C. Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture. Indiana University Press,
James, Edwin. Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1818-1819. [Stephen Long’s expedition] Philadelphia and London, 1823.
Johnson, Yvonne, J. Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest. Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2010
Kane, Lucile M., Holmquist, June D., and Gilman, Caroly, eds., The Northern Expeditions of Stephen H. Long: The Journals of 1817 and 1823 and Related Documents Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1978.
Kirkland, Caroline M. A New Home–Who’ll Follow? or, Glimpses of Western Life, by Mrs. Mary Clavers [pseud.] New York: C. S. Francis, 1839.
Lauck, Jon K. “Why the Midwest Matters,” The Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, 40:2 (Winter 2013), 165-185.
Longworth, Richard. Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in an Age of Globalism. Bloomsbury Press. 2009
Madigan, Charles. Global Chicago. University of Illinois Press. 2004
Madison, James H. Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1990 F351 .C692 1988
McClelland, Edward. Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland.
Bloomsbury Press, 2013
The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folk Singers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters and God-
Save-the-Queen-Monarchists of the Great Lakes. Chicago Review Press, 2008.
Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President. Bloomsbury Press. 2010
Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. Simon & Shuster. 1996.
Lucy E. Murphy and Wendy H. Venet (eds.), Midwestern Women: Work. Community, and Leadership at the Crossroads. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
Nation, Richard F. At Home in the Hoosier Hills: Agriculture, Politics, and Religion in Southern Indiana 1810-1870. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005
_____________ and Stephen E. Towne, eds. Indiana’s War: the Civil War in Documents. Ohio University Press, 2009.
E506 .I456 2009
Nelson, Daniel. Farm and Factory: Workers in the Midwest, 1880-1990. Indiana University Press, 1995.
Regnery, Henry. Creative Chicago: From the Chapbook to the University. Evanston, IL: Chicago Historical Bookworks. 1993.
Rugh, Susan Sessions. Our Common Country: Family Farming, Culture, and Community in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Shortridge, James L. The Midwest: Its Meaning in American Culture. University of Kansas Press. 1989.
Spears, Timothy B. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1909. University of Chicago Press. 2005.
Teaford, John C. Cities of the Heartland: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Midwest. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993.
Towne, Stephen E. A Fierce Wild Joy: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Edward J. Wood (48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment). University of Tennessee Press, 2007
Vincent, Stephen A. Southern Seed, Northern Soil: African American Farm Communities in the Midwest 1765-1900. Bloominton, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Walzer, Norman, ed. The American Midwest: Managing Change in Rural Transistion. M. E. Sharpe. 2003.
White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1991. E99.A35 W48 1991
Wuthnow, Robert. Remaking the Heartland: Middle America Since the 1950s. Princeton University Press. 2011.
HC107.A14 W88 2011
Axtell, James. The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Barlow, Philip and Silk, Mark. Religion and Public Life in the Midwest : America’s common denominator? Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. 2004 BL2527.M53 R45 2004
Delage, Denys. Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America: 1600-64. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1993.
Gross, Lawrence W. “The Comic Vision of Anishinaabe Culture and Religion,” American Indian Quarterly 26.3 (2002): 436-459
Norris, Kathleen. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Houghton Mifflin. 1993.
Silk, Mark and Walsh, Andrew. One Nation Divisible: How Regional Religious Differences Shape American Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2008 BL2525 .S54 2008
Trigger, Bruce G. The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1976, 2 vol.
____________. Natives and Newcomers: Canada’s “Heroic Age” Reconsidered. Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1985.
Wuthnow, Robert. Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America’s Heartland. Princeton University Press, 2011
SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Antonio, Thomas M. The Sunflower family in the upper Midwest : a photographic guide to the Asteraceae in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Indianapolis : Indiana Academy of Science in collaboration with Chicago Botanic Garden, c2001 QK495.C74 A58 2001
Duggan, Laara K The Best plants for Midwest gardens : flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees for spectacular low-maintencance gardens season after season. Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press, c1998 SB453.2.M53 D84 1998
McClure, Susan, 1957 The Midwest gardener’s book of lists. Dallas, Tex. : Taylor Pub. Co., c1998 SB408 .M34 1998
Barger, W. K. The Farm labor movement in the midwest : social change and adaptation among migrant farmworkers Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994 HD1527.A14 B37 1994
Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Task Force Series. Keeping the Promise: Immigration Proposals from the Heartland.
_____________. Modernizing America’s Food and Farm Policy: Vision for a New Direction. CCGA. 2006
_____________. A Shared Future: The Economic Engagement of Greater Chicago and Its Mexican Community.
Duderstadt, James J. A Roadmap to Michigan’s Future: Meeting the Challenge of a Global Knowledge-Driven Economy.
University of Michigan Press. 2005
Midwest Region equal employment opportunity : an introduction United States. Internal Revenue Service [Washington, D.C.?] : Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, 1987- T 22.2:Eq 2
Mineral-resource and related activities in the upper Midwest [Reston, Va.? : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997 I 19.2:M 66/16
Sampling, characterization, and evaluation of Midwest clays for iron ore pellet bonding
Pittsburgh, Pa. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1987 I 28.23:9116
Reese, William J. Hoosier Schools: Past and Present. Bloominton, IN: Indiana University Press, 1998. LA283 .H67 1998
Wynkoop, Mary Ann. Dissent in the Heartland The Sixties at Indiana University. Bloominton, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002 LD2518.8 .W96 2002
Drug trafficking, following meth from Mexico to the Midwest : hearing before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, April 14, 1998 United States. Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 1998 Y 4.3:S.HRG.105-497
The Midwest methamphetamine crisis : developing a plan for federal, state, and local cooperative [i.e. cooperation] : hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session … Kansas City, MO, March 30, 1999. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 2000 Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.106-403
Herbicides in ground water of the Midwest : a regional study of shallow aquifers, 1991-94 [Reston, Va.? : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1998]I 19.127:076-98
Prince, Hugh C. Wetlands of the American Midwest : a historical geography of changing attitudes Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1997 G58 .C514 no. 241
Strategic directions for the midwest environment, 1995-1999 Chicago, Ill. (77 West Jackson Blvd., Chigaco 60604) : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5,  EP 1.2:ST 8/9
Wuthnow, Robert. Remaking the Heartland: Middle America Since the 1950s. Princeton University Press, 2011.