Studies in Midwestern History

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The Old Northwest was a scholarly journal published at Miami University (Ohio) from 1975 to 1992. Its focus was on the states that had been part of the Old Northwest Territory, or those bounded by the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Mississippi rivers: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. In the inaugural issue the editors pointed to the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission of 1937, and argued that the Old Northwest had a distinctive cultural identity comparable to that of New England and of the Old South. The journal was founded with the support of Phillip R. Shriver, a historian who served as president of Miami University from 1965 to 1981 and who taught classes on the history of Ohio and Miami.

There is no website listing Old Northwest tables of contents, alas, but I hope this recollection will cause scholars of a new generation of Midwestern studies to revisit The Old Northwest where it can be found in research libraries.

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