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Explore the major geographical features, climate, and resources of the dozen states that make up the Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Then examine the roles the mighty rivers and vast plains play in the region's geography and history.
- Volume I Covers the Midwest's resources, the Great Lakes and transportation routes, the region's importance as an industrial center, and the weather patterns of this temperate climate.
- Volume II Introduces the Mississippi mound builders and other early Native American tribes, the explorers Marquette and Joliet, Lewis and Clark's expedition, the Oregon Trail, and the Midwest's agricultural importance to the entire nation