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Third Series, Vol. 81, No. 3, Summer 2022
“From Iowa to the Nation: Harold Hughes and the Politics of Alcoholism Treatment”
Ensign argues that during the second half of the twentieth century Iowa, and specifically Harold Hughes, played a significant role in alcoholism reform. Through programs like the Iowa Comprehensive Alcoholism Project and Congress’s passage of the Hughes Act, Iowa and Hughes altered the political relationship between alcoholic citizens and the government not only in Iowa but throughout the nation.
"Uncommon Ground: Grant Wood and Russell Lee’s Divergent View of Iowa"
James R. Swensen
Swensen examines how photographer Russell Lee’s work in Depression-era Iowa drew inspiration from and directly challenged the most prominent Iowa artist of the era, Grant Wood. In a dramatic catalog of photographs captured in December of 1936, Lee’s unflinching depiction of the trials of rural life starkly contrast Wood’s bucolic Regionalist paintings.