Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 9, 2014 - History - 375 pages

The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present.

  • Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan
  • Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new chapter ‘Reinventing Michigan’
  • Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan’s Native American population; environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; recent developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate and professional sports
  • Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertaining as well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, and maps
  • Now available in digital formats as well as print
 

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Contents

1 The Original Michiganians
1
2 The New Acadia
16
3 Under the Union Jack
42
4 Wilderness Politics and Economics
57
5 Challenges of Statehood
70
6 Decade of Turmoil
85
7 Defense of the Nation
102
8 Radicals and Reformers
115
15 Depression Life in an Industrial State
231
16 Inequality in the Arsenal of Democracy
249
17 Fears and Frustration in the Cold War Era
261
18 The Turbulent 1960s
274
19 Challenges of the 1970s
287
20 Toward the TwentyFirst Century
299
21 Entering the New Millennium
317
22 Reinventing Michigan
334

9 Early Ethnic Contributions
130
10 Grain Grangers and Conservation
142
11 Development of Intellectual Maturity
157
12 Wood and Rails
176
13 The World of Wheels
195
14 From Bull Moose to Bull Market
210
Appendix A Governors of the Territory and State of Michigan
344
Appendix B Counties Dates of Organization and Origins of County Names
346
Appendix C Michigans State Song Michigan My MichiganDouglas M Malloch
351
Appendix D Michigans State Symbols
352
Index
353
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About the author (2014)

Bruce A. Rubenstein is Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Flint. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, he has co-authored two books with Lawrence Ziewacz: Three Bullets Sealed His Lips (1987) and Payoffs in the Cloakroom: The Greening of the Michigan Legislature, 1938-1945 (1995), both dealing with Michigan’s political history. He also authored Chicago in the World Series, 1903-2005: Cubs and White Sox in Championship Play (2006) in addition to numerous articles on baseball and Indian-White relations in Michigan.

Lawrence E. Ziewacz, late Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University, was a native of Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He co-authored two books with Bruce Rubenstein: Three Bullets Sealed His Lips (1987) and Payoffs in the Cloakroom: The Greening of the Michigan Legislature, 1938-1945 (1995). He also co-authored The Games They Played: Sports in American History (1983) and was co-advisory editor of The Guide to United States Popular Culture (2001).

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