Wisconsin's Past and Present; A Historical Atlas

Wisconsin's Past and Present; A Historical Atlas

by Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild
     
 

    Despite Wisconsin's rich history, no historical atlas has been produced in the state since 1878. Wisconsin's Past and Present, created by the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild, has filled this void with a fascinating and colorful portrait of the state's complex development. This useful and entertaining guide, produced to mark 150 years of

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    Despite Wisconsin's rich history, no historical atlas has been produced in the state since 1878. Wisconsin's Past and Present, created by the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild, has filled this void with a fascinating and colorful portrait of the state's complex development. This useful and entertaining guide, produced to mark 150 years of statehood, provides a lasting resource for map lovers and history buffs of all ages, and anyone interested in Wisconsin's heritage. The Atlas features more than 100 pages of historic and geographic data, including full-color maps, descriptive text, photos, and illustrations.
    The Atlas highlights the peoples and cultures, economy and land, and socio-political landscape of Wisconsin—from Native American mounds to weather hazards to labor history. Situated at the intersections of natural and cultural regions, Wisconsin has always been an area "on thecutting edge." It formed a boundary between the glaciated and unglaciated regions of North America, which evolved into the "tension line" between the Northwoods and the Central Plains. It later became the meeting ground among Native American nations, and a new home to diverse groups of immigrant settlers, who introduced cutting-edge political and economic ideas to the rest of the country. Wisconsin still serves as a borderland between the agricultural Midwest, the industrial Great Lakes, and the Northern forests. The Atlas explores the history of indigenous cultures, immigrant groups, natural resources, agriculture, industries, boundaries, political and social movements, and government institutions in lively detail.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299159405
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
882,056
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Biographies of Cartographers/Authors and Consulting Editors
Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Peoples & Cultures
Indigenous Peoples2
Early Cultures2
Native & European Encounters4
Native Nations of Eastern Wisconsin6
The Ho-Chunk & Dakota Nations8
The Ojibwe Nation10
The Potawatomi Nation12
Conflicts over Native Land Resources14
Immigrants16
Anglo-Americans & British Isles Immigrants16
Becoming German American18
Scandinavian Settlement20
European Immigration22
Ethnic Milwaukee24
African American Settlement26
Newest Arrivals28
Cultural Legacies30
Immigrant Religious Patterns30
Cultural Figures32
Land & Economy
Natural Resources36
Glacial Landscapes36
Mining Districts & Discoveries38
Timber, River & Mill40
Agriculture42
Harvesting the Crops42
America's Dairyland44
Weather Hazards46
Changes in Rural Society48
Industries50
Transportation Networks50
Southeastern Wisconsin Industries52
Growth of the Fox Valley54
The Inland Sea: Shipping on the Great Lakes56
Impacts on Wisconsin's Environment58
Tourism & Recreation60
Society & Politics
Boundaries64
Colonial Boundaries & European Empires64
Territorial Boundaries66
Statehood68
County Boundaries70
Movements72
Progressive Era72
Industrial Labor Unions74
Women's Influence76
The 1960s: Time of Turmoil & Change78
Government80
Federal Elections in Wisconsin80
Population & Representation82
State Government84
The Military in Wisconsin86
Educational System88
Bibliography & Sources93
Photograph & Illustration Credits107
Index109

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