Making the Corn Belt

Making the Corn Belt

A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture
John C. Hudson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 8/1/1994
ISBN: 978-0-253-11310-8
Bookmark and Share

Available through various retailers


A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1996
“ . . . this is an excellent book, a rich example of the cross-breeding of history and geography.” —Journal of American History

“ . . . a compellingly written volume that will become a standard reference on the development of Middle Western agriculture.” —Choice

“This is a book of great substance that will likely stand as a classic.” —John Jakle

“Students of the American Midwest must add this book to their libraries.” —Agricultural History

“Making the Corn Belt is an important book. . . . written tightly and edited well.” —Kansas History

John C. Hudson here presents the most complete and up-to-date account of the origin and growth of America’s heartland.

Author Bio

JOHN C. HUDSON is Professor of Geography at Northwestern University and the author of numerous books on the geography of the Middle West and Great Plains, including Plains Country Towns and Crossing the Heartland.

Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews
Write a review on this title.

Table of Contents


1. Corn Belt Geography
2. Making the Land
3. Finding the Land
4. Zea Mays
5. The Feedlot
6. Razorbacks and Poland-Chinas
7. The First Corn Belt
8. Corn Belt Sectionalism
9. Specialization and Westward Expansion
10. New Crops and Northward Expansion
11. West to the Plains
12. The Corn Business