NPR

'The Heartland' Aims To Debunk Myths About The Midwest

Though leaving no answer to the region's political future, author Kristin L. Hoganson writes a deeply researched book that will remain useful and readable long after this election cycle.
The Heartland: An American History, by Kristin L. Hoganson Source: Penguin Press

History books are often saddled — or blessed, depending on one's perspective — by the context in which they are written.

Kristin L. Hoganson's her new book, The Heartland: An American History, is a product of its time — seeking to answer questions about the Midwest that have arisen since the election of Donald Trump.

What do people living there want? Who are they? As commentators played the difference between so-called "coastal elites" and everyone else, interest in understanding whether the Midwest really is the isolationist, change-averse region it was made

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Centres d'intérêt associés

Plus de NPR

NPR2 min de lectureMedical
103-Year-Old COVID Survivor Has Advice For The Unvaccinated
Aziz Abdul Alim, from a remote part of northern Pakistan, urges people to get their COVID shot: 'Everyone should have the courage to take it.'
NPR2 min de lectureSecurity
Cybersecurity Attack Shuts Down A Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline
An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.
NPR2 min de lecture
Opinion: As NPR Turns 50, Scott Simon's View From Behind The Microphone
As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.