New Book on South Dakota

For all of my South Dakotan readership (and others interested in the place I call home):

First impressions of the political landscape in South Dakota tend towards an assumption of hard-line conservatism, but as a new book from the South Dakota State Historical Society shows, that conclusion barely scratches the surface of what constitutes political tradition in the Mount Rushmore state.

In The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., have drawn together 12 essays that consider the state’s underlying political culture. Each essay addresses an aspect of history, politics or art, subtly exposing the contradictory nature of South Dakotans and shining light on the many elements that comprise the state’s larger political tradition.

Nice to see that Jon is staying current with history. I’m looking forward to reading this.

You may procure your copy here.