Best Book on Midwestern History short list

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BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST RELEASED: The shortlist of finalists for the Midwestern History Association's annual Jon Gjerde Prize for Best Book on Midwestern History published in 2015 has been released by the prize committee (see below). The prize will be awarded this fall at the annual meeting of the MHA, which will be held at the Western History Association conference in St. Paul in October. 

Heather B. Barrow, Henry Ford's Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit (University of Northern Illinois Press)

Gretchen Buggeln, The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America (University of Minnesota Press)

Jason Weems, Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest (University of Minnesota Press)

Michael Lansing, Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics (University of Chicago Press)

Cynthia Clampitt, Midwest Maize How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland (University of Illinois Press)

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person, St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive (University of Illinois Press)

David W. Mills, Cold War in a Cold Land: Fighting Communism on the Northern Plains (University of Oklahoma Press)

William Heath, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest  (University of Oklahoma Press)