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

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Abbreviations

The following abbreviations are used throughout the notes.

CDH Center for Dubuque History Archives, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
CFHS Cedar Falls Historical Society Archives, Cedar Falls, Iowa
DSSM Dominican Sisters Archives, Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin
ISHDDM Iowa State Historical Division Archives, Des Moines, Iowa
ISHDIC Iowa State Historical Division Archives, Iowa City, Iowa
MHS Minnesota Historical Society Archives, St. Paul, Minnesota
NAHA Norwegian-American Historical Association Archives, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
SHSW State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives, Madison, Wisconsin
UILSC University of Iowa Library Special Collections, Iowa City, Iowa
WPA Papers Works Progress Administration Papers

Introduction
1.
Albert Barnes, Home Missions: A Sermon in Behalf of the American Home Missionary Society ( New York: William Osborn, 1849), 11, 12 (emphasis added). For a similar argument, see Albert Barnes, Plea in Behalf of Western Colleges ( Philadelphia: William Sloanaker, 1846). Barnes ( 1798- 1870) was a New School Presbyterian who, in league with Lyman Beecher and Charles G. Finney, promoted a Protestant revival in the middle decades of the nineteenth century.
2.
Barnes, Home Missions, 12-14.
3.
See, Reginald Horsman, "Origins of Racial Anglo-Saxonism in Great Britain before 1850," Journal of the History of Ideas 37 ( 1976): 387-410, and Barbara Miller Solomon, Ancestors and Immigrants: A Changing New England Tradition ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956).
4.
See Susan E. Gray, The Yankee West: Community Life on the Michigan Frontier ( Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996); Lois Kimbell Mathews, The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620- 1865 ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909); and Richard Lyle Power, Planting Corn Belt Culture: The Impress of the Upland Southerner and Yankee in the Old Northwest ( Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Publications, 1953).
5.
See Kathleen Neils Conzen, Making Their Own America: Assimilation Theory and the German Peasant Pioneer ( New York: Berg, 1990); Jon Gjerde, From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West ( New York: Cambridge University

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