Muncie: The Middletown of America

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Groundbreaking research published by Robert S. Lynd and his wife Helen Merrell Lynd in 1929 transformed Muncie, Indiana into a barometer of social attitudes, customs, beliefs and behavior in the American heartland. Recognized as the most widely studied mid-sized community in America, Muncie has attracted researchers and historians for nearly a century. A town which prospered in the 1920s, and survived the economic hardships of the Great Depression, Muncie has grown to become a prospering business community with a strong link to its rich past. Muncie: The Middletown of America explores the evolution of Muncie in a series of over two hundred black and white images. Spectacular photographs unveil Muncie's past, from the Ball Brothers, whose glass-making company gave the city its reputation in the 1880s, to exciting high school basketball and volleyball contests in the 1980s and 1990s. Striking imagery enables the reader to connect to the past and visualize how Muncie developed to where it stands today.
ISBN: 9780738507330
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
E. Bruce Geelhoed, who brings us this new publication, is director of the Center for Middletown Studies and professor of history at Ball State University in Muncie. The compilation of images found within this text is sure to be enjoyed by young and old, visitor and tourist alike.
More About This Book