Michigan History

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Overview

What influence did French explorers have on Michigan? Why were lighthouses important to the settlement of the state? Who is the only United States president from Michigan? You can find the answers to these questions in Michigan History. This book contains all kinds of fascinating, historical facts that tell the story of the state of Michigan. Inside, you will find information about the first people of Michigan and the explorers and settlers who came later. You will learn about Michigan's role in World War II and ...
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Overview

What influence did French explorers have on Michigan? Why were lighthouses important to the settlement of the state? Who is the only United States president from Michigan? You can find the answers to these questions in Michigan History. This book contains all kinds of fascinating, historical facts that tell the story of the state of Michigan. Inside, you will find information about the first people of Michigan and the explorers and settlers who came later. You will learn about Michigan's role in World War II and the history of the automobile. And, you'll find out why Michigan is the home of breakfast cereal.
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Editorial Reviews

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The cover photo of "the fifteen millionth Ford" probably sums up what most people know about Michigan's history: the fact that Henry Ford started the auto industry there. But there is plenty to learn about this often-misunderstood state, and Schonberg does a good job of tracing Michigan's past, from its prehistoric nomads to today's industrialization. The author includes the fact that Europeans frequently ignored treaty promises to Native Americans, with disastrous results such as Pontiac's Rebellion. She also highlights the state's important role in the Underground Railroad (one woman helped so many slaves escape that southerners put a bounty on her head), and touches on labor unrest in Ford's factories. There is a lot to cover, so she can't really linger on any one topic. But kudos to her for at least mentioning facts that in years past might have been glossed over. Schonberg's writing style is clear and engaging, and her book is a good bet for libraries or classroom bookshelves. 2004, Heinemann Library, Ages 7 to 12.
—Donna Freedman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403426772
  • Publisher: Heinemann Raintree
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: State Studies: Michigan Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Meeting of Two Worlds, to 1620 4
Explorers and Native Americans in Michigan, 1585-1763 10
Revolution and the New Nation, 1763-1815 15
Building Roads to Statehood, 1816-1849 20
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1865 25
Michigan's Industrial Growth, 1866-1918 31
The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945 37
Modern Michigan, 1946 to Today 40
Map of Michigan 44
Timeline 45
Glossary 46
More Books to Read 47
Index 48
About the Author 48
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  • Posted February 13, 2009

    Great Book For Teachers

    I enjoyed reading Michigan History by Marcia Schonberg. As a classroom teacher I could see myself using this book in many social studies lessons. The book is divided into chronolgical chapters and contains colorful photos and illustrations. There are interesting text features on almost every page and an easy to use glossary and index. I would recommend this book to any elementary teacher getting ready to teach the history of Michigan.

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