Historian seeks to dispel myths of rural America in new book

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A red barn is in front of trees with orange and yellow colored leaves.
A barn in Webster, Wis., is backdropped by fall leaves Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Angela Major/WPR

A new book from a Ohio historian argues that the way many people talk about rural America is unfairly romanticized and inaccurate. The author challenges common beliefs about the conditions and history of life outside urban areas.

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  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Steven Conn Guest

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