Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg edits a major new book on the history of rural America

"Routledge has just published a major new anthology, The Routledge History of Rural America, edited by Professor of History Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, who also wrote the introduction, contributed an essay, and co-authored another essay in the volume. In addition to Professor Riney-Kehrberg, among the twenty-six contributors are current ISU history faculty Jeff Bremer, Julie Courtwright, and Kathleen Hilliard, and former ISU history PhDs J. L. Anderson (now associate professor of history at Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada), Jenny Barker Devine (associate professor of history at Illinois College), and Peter Noll (assistant professor of public history and museum studies at Tusculum College in Tennessee).

About the book, the Routledge website says: "The Routledge History of Rural America charts the course of rural life in the United States, raising questions about what makes a place rural and how rural places have shaped the history of the nation. Bringing together leading scholars to analyze a wide array of themes in rural history and culture, this text is a state-of-the-art resource for students, scholars, and educators at all levels."