Description : This standard textbook on Michigan history covers the entire scope of the Wolverine State's historical record. This third revised edition incorporates events since 1980 and draws on new studies to expand and improve its coverage of various ethnic groups, recent political developments, labor and business, and many other topics.
Description : The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the GreatLakes State presents an update of the best college-level surveyof Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to thepresent. Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latesthistoric scholarship, along with the new chapter ‘ReinventingMichigan’ Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribalcasino gaming on Michigan’s Native American population;environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; recentdevelopments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate andprofessional sports Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertainingas well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, andmaps Now available in digital formats as well as print
Description : Michigan's colorful past is a story of bold explorers chiseling out settlements that blossomed into major cities, of ingenious entrepreneurs who built world-changing industries, of revolutionary social forces like the Underground Railroad and the Labor Movement, and of American icons such as the Motown sound and car culture. It is also a history of the exploitation of Native Americans, racial discord that resulted in devastating riots, and ongoing tensions between employers and workers. Exploring this history-both the distinguished and the disheartening-is crucial for understanding the heritage and identity that is shaping Michigan's present and future. Thorough, engaging, and well-researched, this book covers Michigan's earliest settlement by Native Americans to important political, social, and economic developments in the twenty-first century. Chronological chapters carefully guide readers through the centuries, highlighting the events that most significantly affected Michigan, the nation, and even the world. Throughout, the book emphasizes good storytelling to reveal a rich history of the people (both everyday and exceptional) who played pivotal roles in making Michigan. Perfect for use in courses on Michigan history, this entertaining book will also greatly appeal to Michiganders with even a casual interest in their state's fascinating past. Book jacket.
Description : Michigan's Upper Peninsula was a major destination for Finns during the peak years of migration in the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. Several Upper Peninsula communities had large Finnish populations and Finnish churches, lodges, cooperative stores, and temperance societies. Ishpeming and Hancock, especially, were important nationally as Finnish cultural centers. Originally published in Finnish in 1967 by Armas K. E. Holmio, History of the Finns in Michigan, translated into English by Ellen M. Ryynanen, brings the story of the contribution of Finnish immigrants into the mainstream of Michigan history. Holmio combines firsthand experience and personal contact with the first generation of Finnish immigrants with research in Finnish-language sources to create an important and compelling story of an immigrant group and its role in the development of Michigan.
Description : "Get ready to discover the rich history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From its earliest days, it has evoked words of love, beauty, mystery, and legend. Drawing on oral histories, newspapers, census data, archives, and libraries, Russell M. Magnaghi has written the seminal history of a very 'special place' as seen through the eyes of the men and women who have lived here- the famous and not so famous. For the first time in over a century, a complete history of the U. P.- from prehistoric origins to the present- is available. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History is an extraordinary book celebrating this unique sense of place."--Back cover.
Description : It takes people of all kinds to shape a place. Abolitionists. Trade unionists. Artists. Scientists. Soldiers. Explorers. Traders. Crusaders. Senators. Designers. Michigan had all of these--and all of them, in this book at least, were women. Written for young adults, Bold Women in Michigan History tells the stories of thirteen extraordinary women. Long before the existence of high-tech weatherproof gear, Madame de Cadillac paddled a canoe across two great lakes to help her husband found Detroit. Magdelaine LaFramboise grew rich as a fur trader. Disguised as a man, Emma Edmonds fought for two years in the Civil War. Lucy Thurman, Waunetta Dominic, and Delia Villegas Vorhauer fought other battles--for rights and social justice for their families and communities. Myra Wolfgang, the Battling Belle of Detroit, picketed and struck. Sippie Wallace sang--and lived--the blues. And Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering labored over a vaccine that would save millions of lives. The DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) short is still used today. Perfect for school, recreational reading, and the history shelf, Bold Women in Michigan History is a resource for kids--and adults--who like good stories about real people who made a difference.