The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917


In the century proceeding World War I. The American Middle West drew thousands of immigrants coming from Europe - principally Scandinavia, Germany, and the British Isles - and migrants moving westward from the northeastern United States. Jo Gjerde brings to life the unceasing process of redefining bonds to family, church, community, and nation.l