Tag: 2014 Spring Research Magazine

  • Muncie as Middletown, USA: Distinct for Being Average

    Muncie entered the spotlight in the 1920s when Robert and Helen Lynd studied the city as a “typical” American community affected by industrialization. They dubbed it Middletown, and Muncie became emblematic of the “true America.” “It really gives the town a distinctiveness, ironically, that draws the attention of a lot people,” says Jim Connolly, director of the Center […]

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