St. Paul, MN 55102
What is the “heartland?” According to the Brookings Institution it is a group of nine states including Minnesota.
Reporters, many of whom have never visited it, characterize it with words like “traditional,” “conservative,” and “wholesome.” Politicians have long cast it as the place where the nation’s identity exists in its most pristine form.
This so-called heartland has been a historically unheralded crossroads of people, commerce, and ideas with dense and intricate connections to the rest of the planet.
How does the seeming immovable myth of the “heartland” obscure the richer historical realities of our part of the country?
Kristin Hoganson is a history professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
Attendees can choose to attend this program in-person at the Minnesota History Center or virtually via Zoom. See the full History Forum lecture series.
Please note: This program is also offered at 2 p.m.
Masks and social distancing will be required in the auditorium during the program.
This program is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund.
2022-02-26 10:00:00 2022-02-26 10:00:00 America/Chicago The Heartland: An American History with Kristin Hoganson Minnesota History Center and Zoom