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.