Frontier to Heartland | Newberry

Frontier to Heartland

By combining image galleries and original scholarship, this exhibit explores how central North America first became known as the “Frontier” and then as the “Heartland.” Original essays trace the progression of the region from a trading culture to one of empire and ultimately, a republic. Digital scholarship and image galleries delve into the relationship between capital and industry, ultimately examining the transformation of the area from Rust Belt to Heartland. Frontier to Heartland was funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding came from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.



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