Exploring Great Midwestern Values

Drawing from new his book, Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans, former Kansas City Star columnist Bill Tammeus marks the approaching July 4 holiday with an examination of how Midwesterners have shaped our nation.
Bill Tammeus
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

Former Kansas City Star columnist Bill Tammeus takes a Fourth of July week look at how our nation has been shaped by people he calls “Middle Americans” – citizens who came after the so-called “Greatest Generation” and who were often born in the Midwest.

Drawing on his new book, Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans, Tammeus will point to what we can celebrate about the achievements of Midwesterners and to what they haven’t done so well. Midwesterners contributed to — and accommodated themselves to — astonishing change in the last 70-plus years. But what legacy are they leaving in such areas as race relations, politics, economics, and the question of confidence in our public and private institutions?

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