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Midwest Futures

Christman, Phil. Book - 2020 Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / General / Christman, Phil, 977 Ch 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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What does the future hold for the Midwest? A vast stretch of fertile farmland bordering one of the largest concentrations of fresh water in the world, the Midwestern US seems ideally situated for the coming challenges of climate change. But it also sits at the epicenter of a massive economic collapse that many of its citizens are still struggling to overcome. The question of what the Midwest is (and what it will become) is nothing new. As Phil Christman writes in this idiosyncratic new book, ambiguity might be the region's defining characteristic. Taking a cue from Jefferson’s grid, the famous rectangular survey of the Old Northwest Territory that turned everything from Ohio to Wisconsin into square-mile lots, Christman breaks his exploration of Midwestern identity, past and present, into 36 brief, interconnected essays. The result is a sometimes sardonic, often uproarious, and consistently thought-provoking look at a misunderstood place and the people who call it home. A virtuoso book-length essay on Midwestern identity and the future of the region

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PUBLISHED
Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Pub., 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 154 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1948742616
9781948742610

SUBJECTS
Agriculture.
Environmental economics.
Radical politics.
Middle West.