Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 769 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State

User Review  - Debeehr - Goodreads

This is a very, very, very dense book. It is an impressive, sweeping overview of Michigan History taking it from the earliest days of French exploration uo to the mid 90s. It is slow reading because ... Read full review

Review: Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State

User Review  - Kym Taborn - Goodreads

Thorough history of Michigan. Not enough Kalamazoo for my tastes, but enjoyable nonetheless. Dry in parts, but fascinating in others. Read full review

Contents

The Physical Environment
1
Michigans First Residents
8
The French Explorers
17
Michigan under French Development
39
Michigan under the British Flag
64
Michigan and the Old Northwest 17831805
90
Michigans Troubled Decade 18051815
112
Exit the Fur Trader Enter the Farmer
139
An Expanding Transportation Network
369
Citadel of Republicanism
381
The Growth of Manufacturing
393
Michigan and the Automobile
417
Progressivism and the Growth of Social Consciousness
443
World War I and Its Aftermath
460
Michigan Becomes an Urban State
482
Depression and War
514

The Era of the Pioneers
163
Political Development and Cultural Beginnings
182
A Stormy Entrance into the Union
204
A Cycle of Boom Bust and Recovery
221
Out of the Wilderness 18351860
242
Michigan Leads the Way in Education
279
Politics in MidNineteenthCentury Michigan
297
Michigan and the Civil War
315
The Heyday of the Lumber Industry
338
The Mining Boom
352
The Postwar Years
539
Years of Change and Turmoil
565
The Enrichment of Cultural Life
594
Toward a New Century
630
Suggestions for Further Reading
660
Appendix I
675
Appendix II
676
Notes
679
Index
718
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About the author (1995)

Born and educated in Michigan, the late Dr. George S. May devoted most of his career to teaching, studying, and writing about the state's history. His two-volume Pictorial History of Michigan, published in the late 1960s, has virtually become a classic of its genre and subject matter. Given the state's industrial distinction and his own expertise, Dr. May also wrote A Most Unique Machine: The Michigan Origins of the American Automobile Industry, and R.E. Olds: Auto Industry Pioneer. In 1986 Dr. May became a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University after teaching for twenty years at that institution. In 1986-1987 he served as visiting curator at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, assisting with its exhibition, "The Automobile in American Life.

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