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The heartland : Ohio, Indiana, Illinois / Walter Havighurst ; illustrations by Grattan Condon.

Havighurst, Walter, 1901-1994 (author.). Condon, Grattan, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 45 of 45 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 45 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch IN 977 HAV HEA (Text) 34207000420266 Indiana Non-Fiction Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron 977 H (Text) 75253000029285 Genealogy/Indiana Room Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 917.7 HAV (Text) 37521529743090 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main IND 977 HAV (Text) 36803000036272 INDIANA ROOM Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown RHIS 977 H388 (Text) 79361000023087 Reference History Available -
Butler PL - Butler 977 HAV (Text) 73174000010532 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 977 Havighurst (Text) 76893000006319 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden 973 HAV (Text) 74082000007316 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Colfax-Perry Twp PL HAV (Text) 74121000108062 Adult Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver IND 977 HAV (Text) 34304000214102 Indiana Available -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: x, 400 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: [1st edition]
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated, [1962]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-388) and index (pages 389-400).
Summary, etc.: This latest in the ""Regions of America"" series takes us into three heartland states formed in the early 1800's---Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Written by a native of that area, the book is a remarkably sensitive---almost poetic---invocation of the past, a stimulating view of the present. The coming of the French in the Seventeenth Century is particularly interesting, as when Tonty created his settlements and trade centers along the rivers, only to have them taken by the British soon after. Moving on from Revolutionary times we see Chicago forming, industry and railroad moving in side by side, men like Lincoln and the former ""failure"" Ulysses Grant taking the reigns of power as the Civil War looms and takes shape. Then comes the great literary-political era following the Civil War, when Ohio Republicanism clashed with labor, or when men like Ohio's Sherwood Anderson grew and took note of the small American town for later fictional recreation. Henry Wallace is noted as one of the last in this long line of heartland intellectuals, as the area moves into the great shipping-farming-industrial complex it is today. The creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway, giving the heartland states a direct sea route to the world, provides a fitting coda to this really fine book.
Subject: Northwest, Old > History.
United States > Northwest, Old.

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