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.