Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State / Edition 5

Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State / Edition 5

by Wiley
     
 

The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State enhances its reputation as the leading survey of Michigan history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. This new edition features expanded coverage of a wide variety of issues that continue to shape Michigan history, including the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on

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The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State enhances its reputation as the leading survey of Michigan history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. This new edition features expanded coverage of a wide variety of issues that continue to shape Michigan history, including the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan’s Native American population; environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; the latest developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery; Michigan’s return to prominence in collegiate and professional sports; Detroit’s revitalization and subsequent tailspin; the state’s deepening economic decline since 2008; and more. A new chapter, titled ‘Reinventing Michigan,’ explores the obstacles faced by Michiganders living in Detroit and throughout the state from the Great Recession to the present, and looks at ways Michigan is renewing itself for a brighter future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118649725
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/17/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
101,951
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii

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

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

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 Twenty-First Century     299

21 Entering the New Millennium     317

22 Reinventing Michigan     334

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: Michigan’s State Song     351

Appendix D: Michigan’s State Symbols     352

Index     353

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