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Author Gjerde, Jon, 1953-2008.
Title The minds of the West : ethnocultural evolution in the rural Middle West, 1830-1917 / Jon Gjerde.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1997]
©1997

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Subject Ethnology -- Middle West.
Acculturation -- Middle West.
Immigrants -- Middle West -- History.
Migration, Internal -- Middle West -- History.
Middle West -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 426 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-409) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0807861677 (electronic bk.)
9780807861677 (electronic bk.)
0807823120 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807823125 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45727976
Additional Format Print version: Gjerde, Jon, 1953-2008. Minds of the West. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1997 0807823120 (DLC) 96022213 (OCoLC)34919686
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction1
Pt. 1The Region 
 1The Prospects of the West: A Promise and a Threat25
 2The Burden of Their Song: Immigrant Encounters with the Republic51
Pt. 2The Community 
 3We'll Meet on Canaan's Land: Patterns of Migration79
 4You Can't Put All Your Horses in One Corral: Conflict and Community103
Pt. 3The Family 
 5Farming Is a Hard Life: Household and the Agricultural Workplace135
 6A Tale of Two Households: Patterns of Family159
 7Mothers and Siblings among the Corn Rows: The Individual Life Course and Community Development187
Pt. 4The Society 
 8They Soon Abandoned Their Wooden Shoes: Ethnic Group Formation225
 9Teach the Children Domestic Economy: Conceptions of Family, Community, and State251
 10So Great Is Now the Spirit of Foreign Nationality: Late-Nineteenth-Century Political Conflict283
 Epilogue319
 Notes327
 Index411