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A Holy Mission to Minnesota

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction describes the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and the culture that was built up around it by its defenders. It discusses broadly the class, racial, and religious distinctions ... More


The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Matthew E. Stanley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040733
eISBN:
9780252099175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040733.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America examines identity and memory among Union soldiers and veterans in the Lower Middle West, a previously overlooked region. I use the phrase ... More


Knowledgeable Adults’ Experiences and Perspectives

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

in Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326055
eISBN:
9780199864461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter focuses on the perspectives and experiences of knowledgeable adults. Child welfare workers, other community professionals (educators, counselors, law enforcement personnel, and substance ... More


Narrative of a Midwestern Psychiatrist

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

in Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326055
eISBN:
9780199864461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the rural methamphetamine crisis through the eyes of a Midwestern psychiatrist with over fifteen years experience working with diverse individuals affected by methamphetamine ... More


In Defense of Main Street: The Kensington Rune Stone as a Midwestern Plymouth Rock

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Three describes how civic boosters fashioned the rune stone into a symbol to unify small-town residents in their defense from external cultural critiques. At several public events featuring ... More


The Enduring Legacy of American Viking Myths

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion considers the role of Viking origin myths for American culture in light of the revival of rune stone enthusiasm in the twenty-first century.


Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Jason Weems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The history of the American Midwest is marked by stories of inhabitants’ struggles to envision the unbroken expanses of their home landscape. During the 1920s and 1930s these attempts to visualize ... More


The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This anthology challenges the notion that Latinas/os are newcomers to the Midwest by emphasizing that Latinas/os have resided in the region for over a century, and have contributed to the social, ... More


Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

David M. Krueger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Myths of the Rune Stone tells the story of how white Midwesterners created, adapted, and propagated a myth that Viking missionaries had visited their region and were “massacred” by local Indians ... More


Spirit Filled

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the emergence of spirit-filled religious movement in the United States during the 1960s and the 1970s. This movement significantly shaped modern ministry on several fronts for ... More


The Great Midwest

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As early as the 1830s, the Old Northwest began to expand and blur into that elusive region known as the Midwest. The post-war Midwest centred on a tier of four states, Kansas, Nebraska, and the ... More


Knutson’s Last Stand: Fabricating the First White Martyrs of the American West

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two demonstrates the appeal of Viking myths to Minnesotans who embraced the artifact as proof that the conquest of the American West was blessed by God. The rune stone is examined in light of ... More


Our Lady of the Runestone and America’s Baptism with Catholic Blood

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four illustrates how Catholics interpreted the runic inscription to contain a prayer to the Blessed Mother, the first of which uttered in North America. This assertion helped church leaders ... More


Immortal Rock: Cold War Religion, Centennials, and the Return of the Skrælings

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Five places rune stone enthusiasm in the context of Cold War religious fervor. Starting in the 1950s, activists used the Viking myth to claim the U.S. had Christian origins. As academic ... More


A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Sabine N. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book eschews the generalities of other temperance histories to provide a close-grained story about the connections between alcohol consumption and identity in the upper Midwest. The book ... More


From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book reveals the distinctive flavor of Jewish foods in the Midwest and tracks regional culinary changes through time. Exploring Jewish culinary innovation in America's heartland from the 1800s ... More


Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040740
eISBN:
9780252099199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040740.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new tradition ... More


The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart — imperial China and the American Midwest — who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between ... More


This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Brent M. S. Campney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039508
eISBN:
9780252097614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039508.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Often defined as a mostly southern phenomenon, racist violence existed everywhere. This book explodes the notion of the Midwest as a so-called land of freedom with an in-depth study of assaults both ... More


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