Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

October 1995


Published in Great Plains Research 5:2 (Fall 1995). Copyright © 1995 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


This interesting collection of studies considers as "Midwestern" the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Its nineteen contributors, authorities in state politics and government, achieve an overall consistency among their chapters by adhering to the editors' outline of the volume's subject matter. Although published in 1994, much of the book's research was done in the 1980s.