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

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INDEX
Note: Non-English-language terms used in the index are alphabetized according to rules of the language.
Abortion, 253
Adair County, Iowa, 111
Adamson, Sarah Browne Armstrong, 83-85, 88, 89, 101, 200
Ager, Waldemar, 226, 228
Agricultural markets, 146, 148; distance to, 142; dishonesty of merchants in, 142-43
Agriculture: continuities of, 136; on the Great Plains, 136; Illinois, 136; Iowa, 136; in Minnesota, 136; in Wisconsin, 136; changes in, 136, 137; technological change in, 141, 146, 155; commercialization of, 154
Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 140
Alsace: migrants from, 111
Altenteil, 205
American Equal Rights Society, 298
Americanism, 285, 317; during World War I, 322, 324
Americanization, 64-65, 225-26, 230-31, 232, 246-47, 285, 289, 300, 310, 319; dangers of, 164, 181, 248, 252, 294, 295; during World War I, 322-24. See also Assimilation; Cultural innovation and diffusion
"American Lutheranism," 16, 271, 396 (n. 84)
American Protective Association, 284-85, 288; and importance of national state, 284, 288; and foreign born members, 295; associated with Republican Party, 309
American Protestantism: associated with liberty, 12-13, 36-37, 47-48, 73-74, 160, 285, 291, 335 (n. 49)
American Revolution, 11, 164
Anderson, Rasmus B., 278
Andover Band, 47-48
Animal care, 362 (n. 26)
Animal production, 141-42
Anthony, Susan B., 202
Anti-Americanization, 263
Anti-Catholicism, 36-37, 284-86, 288, 290, 293, 294; among Protestant immigrants, 294-95. See also Nativism
Anti-liberalism, 262-63
Anti-Missourians, 118, 119
Assimilation: process of, 225-26, 240, 247; promoted by cultural diffusion, 226; promoted by social interaction, 226; pressures of, 227; desired by immigrants, 283; promoted by state agencies, 286, 288, 289
Audubon County, Iowa, 319, 323, 325
Augustana Synod, 346 (n. 100); parochial school system of, 403 (n. 50)
Ausgedinge, 205
Auszug, 205
Automobiles, 238
Bailey, Allettie, 83
Balestrand, Norway, 216
Baptists: in Middle West, 5, 82, 104; and particularism, 270; and temperance, 292
Barley, 141
Barnes, Albert, 1-4, 7, 10, 12-13, 18, 34, 45, 165, 325
Bavaria: emigrants from, 106; work in, 173
Beatrice, Nebraska, 172
Beecher, Lyman, 33, 37, 39, 40-41, 43, 45, 46-47, 48, 325
Bennett Law ( Wisconsin): 279, 291, 310; as

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