The History of Wisconsin: The Civil War Era, 1848-1873

The History of Wisconsin: The Civil War Era, 1848-1873

by Richard N. Current
     
 

This second volume in the History of Wisconsin series introduces us to the first generation of statehood, from the conversion of prairie and forests into farmland to the development of cities and industry. In addition, this volume presents a synthesis of the Civil War and Reconstruction era in Wisconsin. Scarcely a decade after entering the Union, the state

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Overview

This second volume in the History of Wisconsin series introduces us to the first generation of statehood, from the conversion of prairie and forests into farmland to the development of cities and industry. In addition, this volume presents a synthesis of the Civil War and Reconstruction era in Wisconsin. Scarcely a decade after entering the Union, the state was plunged into the nationwide debate over slavery, the secession crisis, and a war in which 11,000 "Badger Boys in Blue" gave their lives. Wisconsin's role in the Civil War is chronicled, along with the post-war years. Complete with photographs from the Historical Society's collections, as well as many pertinent maps, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in this era of Wisconsin's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870201608
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
12/28/1976
Series:
History of Wisconsin Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
659
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Richard N. Current is University Distinguished Professor of History in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Born and raised in Colorado, he was educated in the public schools of Colorado Springs and at Oberlin College, Tufts University, and the university of Wisconsin-Madison.  As a student at the Madison campus and as a faculty member both there and at lawrence university in Appleton, he has spent a good part of his life in Wisconsin.

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