Mountain People in a Flat Land · A Popular History of Appalachian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940–1965 · By Carl E. Feather

First popular history of Appalachian migration to one community — Ashtabula County, an industrial center in the fabled “best location in the nation.”

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Barns of the Midwest · Edited by Allen G. Noble and Hubert G. H. Wilhelm

For many, the barn is the symbol of the Midwestern United States. It represents tangible wealth, solid citizenship, industry, stability, and other agrarian values associated with its conservative, Anglo-Saxon settlers. Editors Noble and Wilhelm set out to examine these stereotypes. European settlement of the Midwest, though primarily English and German, was never homogenous and the character of the Midwest barn reflects this.

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Early Prose Writings of William Dean Howells, 1852–1861 · By W. D. Howells · Edited by Thomas Wortham

While William Dean Howells is today best remembered as Mark Twain’s staunchest defender, Howells was, at his peak, the unrivaled man of letters in America: he had no contemporary equal. The achievements of both Twain and Henry James have since surpassed those of Howells in the literary hierarchy, but the work of Howells still remains an important part of American letters.

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Shawnee! · The Ceremonialism of a Native Indian Tribe and Its Cultural Background · By James H. Howard

Comprehensive account of Shawnee culture including musical notations of Shawnee songs, maps, and heirloom photographs.

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