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  • Frontier Seaportby Catherine Cangany

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...

  • Oddball Michiganby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    There?s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you?ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well... more...

  • Indiana Out Loudby Dan Carpenter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 13.95

    Since 1976, Dan Carpenter?s writing has appeared in the pages of the Indianapolis Star as a police reporter, book critic, and renowned op-ed columnist. In writing for the state?s largest newspaper, Carpenter has covered the life and times of some notable Hoosiers, as well as serving as a voice for the disadvantaged, sometimes exasperating the Star?s... more...

  • White on Arrivalby Thomas A. Guglielmo

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late nineteenth century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and an array of primary sources in English and Italian, the author focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and colour were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. more...

  • Polite Protestby Richard B. Pierce

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    This history of the black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on methods of political action -- protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and legal challenge -- employed to secure their civil rights. These methods of "polite protest" set Indianapolis apart from many ... more...

  • Lake Effectby Erika Alin

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 51.00

    In Lake Effect, writer Erika Alin explores both the natural and the human landscapes of Lake Superior, meditating on the rich geological, historical, and cultural events that have shaped the region. Alin?s engaging essays reveal a profound sensitivity to the natural world and a penetrating historical imagination. more...

  • Island Folkby Peter Oikarinen

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    The history of a working fishing community comes alive in this collection of stories from the people who made a life on Isle Royale. In Island Folk, candid photographs illuminate the experiences of the unique individuals who chose to live in this beautiful and isolated setting. Recalled memories tell a familiar tale of the transformation of the island... more...

  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • The Sangamo Frontierby Robert Mazrim

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten.... more...