The University of Iowa Press is proud to present our newest Iowa and the Midwest Experience book, The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History, by Jon K. Lauck!
Praise for The Lost Region
"Jon Lauck justifiably laments the neglect of the Midwest by both the contemporary media and, more surprisingly, by historians, but this book is a robust and persuasive response rather than a complaint. The Midwest is vital to any explanation of the United States, and at one time midwesterners—particularly his Prairie Historians—explained the region to itself and praised its importance to the rest of the country. He is right. Historians need to refill the space they once occupied."—Richard White, Stanford University
"The Lost Region should be a significant contribution to midwestern history. As far as I know, no one has pulled together such a substantial reflection of the past and potential future of the field."—Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, Iowa State University