Hinterland Dreams: The Political Economy of a Midwestern City tracks the growth of the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, during the nineteenth century, demonstrating that government institutions and policies were as important as landscapes and business boosters in determining a small city's success.
2010 | 288 pages | Cloth $55.00
American History | Public Policy | Business
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Professor Turner's Audience
Part I. Paving the Way
Chapter One. Red Bird's Tale
Chapter Two. A Story of Settlement
Chapter Three. Politics and Pine
Part II. Boosting Municipal Power
Chapter Four. Iron Tracks to the City
Chapter Five. "The Most Necessary Reformes"
Part III. New Economic Voices
Chapter Six. From White Beaver to Working Man
Chapter Seven. Fredericka's World
Conclusion. "A City of Bustling Trade"