Summer 2017 issue of The Annals of Iowa now available

The Summer 2017 issue of The Annals of Iowa is now available. 

In one feature article, Jeff Bremer, associate professor of history at Iowa State Uni­ver­sity, describes how settlers in early Iowa—far from being the self-sufficient farmers of frontier myth—participated in the expanding market system of the United States from the very beginning of the settlement process. 

Midwestern History Association Confers Annual Awards at Conference in Grand Rapids

For Immediate Release

The Midwestern History Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 prizes for new scholarship on the Midwest and lifetime achievement in the field.  The awards, detailed below, were presented on June 7 at the society’s annual meeting, which was held at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dorothy Schwieder Prize for Best Article in Midwestern History:


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