The Midwestern History Association was created this past fall to advance the study of the American Midwest and to give the region a stronger voice in the American historical profession. The organization's first president, Jon Lauck, says he thinks the association will be the inspiration for many future books, articles and dissertations focusing on the Midwest. Lauck is author of The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History. He joined Dakota Midday along with South Dakota State University history professor emeritus John Miller to discuss what impact the new group could have on Midwestern scholarship. Miller is author of Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America.
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