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Historians seek revival of studying the Midwest

Posted: Monday, Mar 10th, 2014


Jon Lauck, chairman of the Midwest History Working Group, speaks at a meeting in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 7. Members of the group are warning of the loss of Middle America's contemporary history and calling for a revival of academic study of the Midwest.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A quick glance at the history departments of universities in the Midwest will reveal courses of study ranging from the American South to Asian, European and African cultures even gender and race.

What you're not likely to find is a course on Midwest history.

"I think parents in the Midwest would be shocked to know that they're paying all of this money for a college education, and their children are learning almost nothing about their own Midwestern roots," said Jon Lauck, author of "The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History."

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