Middle Border

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The prairie region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, which was an important agricultural frontier (c.1870–1900) when Scandinavian, Slavic, and Irish immigrants settled there to establish one of the great grain-raising areas of the U.S. Authors who have written of the region and its people during the frontier period include Garland, Rölvaag, Willa Cather, Bess Streeter Aldrich, and Frederick Manfred.

Subjects: Literature.

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