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Adaptive Aeriality: Grant Wood, the Regional Landscape, and Modernity

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 3 examines the aerialized farmscapes of regionalist artist Grant Wood and the fissure between the old and new iconographies of Midwestern culture that erupted in the 1930s. Wood’s sense of ... More


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


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.


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