Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest
America’s Upper Midwest has long been a cultural middle ground: the meeting place for centuries of Indigenous Woodland and Plains peoples, the region with the most entrenched and varied European American populations, and home to growing communities of African, Asian, and Latinx Americans. The Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest series—associated with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures—welcomes innovative manuscripts offering new perspectives on the languages and cultural traditions/folklore of the Upper Midwest’s diverse peoples, both historical and contemporary.
Please send inquiries to UW Press Acquisitions Editor Amber R. Cederström.
Ole Hendricks and His Tunebook
Folk Music and Community on the Frontier
“The story of Ole Hendricks provides a valuable and grounded glimpse of music and social life in rural America in the nineteenth century, bringing into focus the long-overlooked importance of commonplace books—that is, handwritten music notebooks—in the performance and preservation of traditional music.”
Songs of the Finnish Migration
A Bilingual Anthology
“For Finnish-American musicians, or Finnish Americans interested in their own cultural heritage, this work is of generational importance. For English-language scholars interested in Finnish, Finnish-American, or Upper Midwestern musical traditions, this work is of similarly outstanding value.”
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Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Spring 2019 (paperback)
Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era
Spring 2017 (paperback)