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Show product details for History of Wisconsin Volume IV: The Progressive Era 1893-1914

History of Wisconsin Volume IV: The Progressive Era 1893-1914

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By: John D. Buenker

This volume describes reforms relating to politics, voting, education, workplace, women and children, and minorities.

Show product details for History of Wisconsin Volume VI: Continuity and Change 1940-1965

History of Wisconsin Volume VI: Continuity and Change 1940-1965

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By: William F. Thompson

The final volume in the History of Wisconsin series examines the period from 1940-1965, in which state and nation struggled to maintain balance and traditions.

Show product details for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

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By: Pauline Maier

Transport yourself back to the founding drama of our nation in this first major history of ratification. The constitution we revere today was hotly disputed in 1787 both by famous founders and less known Americans arguing in taverns, coffeehouses and parlors. Join leading revolutionary era historian Pauline Maier as she brilliantly describes the details and dynamism of the ratification of the constitution.

Show product details for Everyman's Constitution: Historical Essays on the Fourteenth Amendment, the "Conspiracy Theory," and American Constitutionalism

Everyman's Constitution: Historical Essays on the Fourteenth Amendment, the "Conspiracy Theory," and American Constitutionalism

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By: Howard Jay Graham

In 1938, Howard Jay Graham, a deaf law librarian, successfully argued that the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment-ratified after the American Civil War to establish equal protection under the law for all American citizens regardless of race-were motivated by abolitionist fervor, debunking the notion of a corporate conspiracy at the heart of the amendment's wording. The essays in this reprinted edition are still relevant as the nation continues to interpret our framing legislation in light of the concerns of today and to balance citizens' rights against those corporations.

Show product details for On Wisconsin Women: Working on Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage

On Wisconsin Women: Working on Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage

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By: Genevieve G. McBride

Wisconsin is known as the home of the Progressive Party. But in the words of a suffragist as late as 1912, "the last thing a man becomes progressive about is the activities of his own wife." On Wisconsin Women traces the role women played in reform movements, both in the state's politics and especially in its press.

Show product details for For Labor, Race and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics

For Labor, Race and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics

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By: Bruce L. Mouser

More than one hundred years before Barack Obama, George Edwin Taylor made presidential history. Born in the antebellum South to a slave and a freed woman, Taylor became the first African-American ticketed as a political party’s nominee for president of the United States, running against Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.

Show product details for Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive Magazine 1909–2009

Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive Magazine 1909–2009

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Edited by Matthew Rothschild

Democracy in Print captures many of the most influential voices from a century of United States history who have spoken out on the struggle to make real the promise of democracy for all Americans, railed against abuses of corporate power, renounced American empire, championed environmental causes, opposed war, and waged peace. It chronicles voices of the women’s rights movement, the civil rights movement, the labor movement, and the gay rights movement. And on every page it declares the importance of an independent media by culling the best of The Progressive magazine over the last one hundred years.

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Young Bob

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By: Patrick Maney

Any list of best United States senators would have to include "Young Bob" La Follette (1895-1953), the son of four-time Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator "Fighting Bob" La Follette.

Show product details for Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette

Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette

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By: Jonathan Kasparek

As the second son of the most famous Wisconsin progressive, Phil La Follette's own political journey was incontrovertibly marked by his father's legacy.

Show product details for Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

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By: Nancy Unger

This comprehensive biography weaves the triumph and the tragedy of the public and private lives of the most famous of Wisconsin leaders, Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette.

Show product details for Belle and Bob: Partners in Politics

Belle and Bob: Partners in Politics

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By: Bob Kann

The most famous couple in Wisconsin politics, “Fighting Bob” La Follette and his wife, Belle Case La Follette, come to life in the pages of Belle and Bob: Partners in Politics.

Show product details for Workers and Unions in Wisconsin: A Labor History Anthology

Workers and Unions in Wisconsin: A Labor History Anthology

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By: Darryl Holter

An engrossing look at Wisconsin's rich labor history as it unfolded over nearly 150 years.

Show product details for The Labor Movement In Wisconsin: A History

The Labor Movement In Wisconsin: A History

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By: Robert W. Ozanne

Back in Print!

Wisconsin’s workers and their leaders have always been in the vanguard of those concerned with social justice, fair labor practices, humane working conditions, and political equality. Professor Ozanne’s book, based upon years of research in newspapers, manuscripts, and the archives of both labor and management, provides a broad overview of an important chapter in Wisconsin history.

Show product details for A City at War: Milwaukee Labor During WWII

A City at War: Milwaukee Labor During WWII

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By: Richard L. Pifer

World War II united Americans as never before or since. Workers and their unions made daily sacrifices on behalf of the war effort and sought victory like everyone else on the home front.

Show product details for The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

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By: William P. Jones

A brilliant history that goes beyond the dazzling “I Have a Dream” speech to explore the real significance of the massive march and the movement it inspired.

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Prejudice in Politics

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By: Lawrence D. Bobo and Mia Tuan

This book presents a sociological study of how and why racial prejudice against members of a minority group comes to shape what happens to important political claims and aspirations of the group.

Show product details for The Politics of Resentment : Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker

The Politics of Resentment : Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker

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By Katherine J. Cramer

Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. The Politics of Resentment uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite,” showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics, regardless of whether urban politicians and their supporters really do shortchange or look down on those living in the country.

Show product details for Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History

Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History

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By: Robert Booth Fowler

This is the first full history of voting in Wisconsin from statehood in 1848 to the present. Fowler both tells the story of voting in key elections across the years and investigates electoral trends and patterns over the course of Wisconsin’s history.

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