Remaking the Heartland, by Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow's social history of the Midwest demonstrates how the values that emerged in the six decades before 1950 were reshaped in the following six decades. In most ways Wuthnow gets it right.


Right-wing roots

The scholarly quest for the roots of the religious right has already passed through several iterations. Darren Dochuk's impressive book builds on this work and pushes the narrative back another generation or two.