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The Heartland: An American History

by Kristin L. Hoganson,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 17, 2019

The Midwest, according to conventional wisdom, is the quintessential American region. Insulated and isolated, stable and inward-looking, it exemplifies our nation's essence - and exceptionalism - through its people, principles and practices. The Midwest is the America of America First.

 

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