Wisconsin: On the Road Histories

Wisconsin: On the Road Histories

by Mark D. Van Ells


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Wisconsin: On the Road Histories by Mark D. Van Ells

Each title includes: A lively, comprehensive account of the state's past and present, Contemporary and historical photographs and maps, Chronology of major events, Famous sons and daughters, Interesting state tidbits (state symbols, state songs, and so forth), Literary extracts, Visitor resources and must-see sites, Cultural highlights and special events, Select bibliography and much more...

Starting with the days when massive glaciers covered the landscape, Van Ells brings us on a journey through the fascinating history of the Badger State. Wisconsin remembers the French voyageurs, the brutal Black Hawk War, the booming migration of thousands of settlers, its progressive political traditions, and the famous Vietnam protests at the University of Wisconsin.

Included are recommended museums, state parks, and other attractions. Birthplace of such notables as Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O'Keeffe, Wisconsin is a state rich in culture that easily outdoes the stereotypes of harsh winters and sprawling flat American dairy land.

About the Author:
Mark D. Van Ells is associate professor of history at Queensborough Community College in New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566566735
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Series: On the Road Histories Series
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prehistoric Wisconsin     1
Land and Landscape
The First Wisconsinites
Native Peoples on the Eve of Contact
European Exploration & Colonization     25
Worlds Collide
The Expansion of New France
The British Era
The Territorial Period     49
Americans Take Control
The Lead Mining Frontier
The Fate of the Indians
Creation of the Wisconsin Territory
The Civil War Era     75
A Maturing Economy
Land of Immigrants
Wisconsin and the Sectional Crisis
Wisconsin Goes to War
Gilded Age Wisconsin     105
America's Dairyland
Industrial Expansion
Industrialization and Society
Gilded Age Society
The Progressive Era     135
Rumblings of Dissent
Robert M. La Follette
The Laboratory of Democracy
The "Traitor State"
Between the Wars     159
Hangover of Hysteria
"A Beerless Milwaukee"
Wisconsin in the "Roaring Twenties"
The Great Depression
The La Follette Brothers
World War II and Beyond     185
Wisconsin and World War II
Political Realignment
Postwar Demographic Trends
Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Movement
Madison and the Sixties
To the Twenty-First Century

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