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The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present.
- Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan
- Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new chapter ‘Reinventing Michigan’
- Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan’s Native American population; environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; recent developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate and professional sports
- Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertaining as well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, and maps
- Now available in digital formats as well as print
Bruce A. Rubenstein is Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Flint. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, he has co-authored two books with Lawrence Ziewacz: Three Bullets Sealed His Lips (1987) and Payoffs in the Cloakroom: The Greening of the Michigan Legislature, 1938-1945 (1995), both dealing with Michigan’s political history. He also authored Chicago in the World Series, 1903-2005: Cubs and White Sox in Championship Play (2006) in addition to numerous articles on baseball and Indian-White relations in Michigan.Lawrence E. Ziewacz, late Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University, was a native of Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He co-authored two books with Bruce Rubenstein: Three Bullets Sealed His Lips (1987) and Payoffs in the Cloakroom: The Greening of the Michigan Legislature, 1938-1945 (1995). He also co-authored The Games They Played: Sports in American History (1983) and was co-advisory editor of The Guide to United States Popular Culture (2001).
Table of Contents
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