“Lit and Fit” Book discussion of “The Heartland: An American History”
In connection to “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” the History Center is partnering with the Sycamore Library as part of their new “Lit and Fit” program. Join us on June 19 to discuss The Heartland: An American History by Kristin L. Hoganson. The program will be held at the Sycamore Park District’s Community Center. The Library has free copies available on a first come first serve basis.
The Heartland: An American History by Kristin L. Hoganson – Penguin Press writes “In The Heartland, Kristin L. Hoganson drills deep into the center of the country, only to find a global story in the resulting core sample. Deftly navigating the disconnect between history and myth, she tracks both the backstory of this region and the evolution of the idea of an unalloyed heart at the center of the land. A provocative and highly original work of historical scholarship, The Heartland speaks volumes about pressing preoccupations, among them identity and community, immigration and trade, and security and global power. And food. To read it is to be inoculated against using the word ‘heartland’ unironically ever again.” For more information contact the Sycamore Library