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Author Watts, Edward, 1964-
Title An American colony : regionalism and the roots of Midwestern culture / Edward Watts.
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, [2002]

Author Watts, Edward, 1964-
Subject Regionalism -- Middle West.
Group identity -- Middle West -- History.
Ethnology -- Middle West -- History.
Land settlement -- Social aspects -- Middle West -- History.
Middle West -- Civilization.
Middle West -- Colonial influence.
Middle West -- Social conditions.
Description xxv, 285 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index.
ISBN 0821414321 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 48557635
Table of Contents
 Introduction: A Culture of Our Own 
Pt. IIn Order to Begin Right: From Nation to Empire 
 1The Colony of a Colony9
 2The Case of the Whiskey Rebellion23
 3Our Language, Our Religion, Our Institutions: The Literature of Empire39
Pt. IIWedged in as It Were: Natives, Crossbloods, Settlers 
 4If We Are to Judge by Their Actions: Black Hawk and George Copway65
 5A Very Different-Looking Class of People: Old Northwestern Crossbloods81
 6An Indelible Stigma: Settler Writers and Native Subjects99
Pt. IIIThe Empire of the Western Mind: Cincinnati and Colonial Culture 
 7Do Thine Own Dreaming: Timothy Flint and James Hall121
 8The Heterogeneous Rudiments: Cincinnati as Colonial Center140
Pt. IVEach Fibre Tells a Separate Tale: Provincialism and Regionalism 
 9That Home Feeling: Provincialism and Colonialism167
 10Realism with a Vengeance: Regionalism and Decolonization185
 11Immutably of the Middle Border: Hamlin Garland and All Colonists202
 Afterword: From Incoherent Homogeneity to Coherent Heterogeneity216
 Selected Secondary Bibliography267

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