Political, Military and Industrial History

Show product details for Empire in Pine: The Story of Lumbering in Wisconsin 1830-1900

Empire in Pine: The Story of Lumbering in Wisconsin 1830-1900

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By: Robert F. Fries

This book is a comprehensive study of the Wisconsin lumber industry, whose output soared from a few thousand board feet in 1830 to the stupendous total of four billion board feet in the peak year of 1892.

Show product details for When Skins Were Money: A History of the Fur Trade

When Skins Were Money: A History of the Fur Trade

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By: James A. Hanson

Dr. James A. Hanson tells the story of North America’s oldest and most romantic business.

Show product details for Wisconsin Politics and Government: America's Laboratory of Democracy

Wisconsin Politics and Government: America's Laboratory of Democracy

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By: James K. Conant

Throughout the twentieth century, Wisconsin won national visibility and praise for its role as a “laboratory of democracy” within the American federal system. In Wisconsin Politics and Government James K. Conant traces the development of the state and its Progressive heritage from the early territorial experience to contemporary times.

Show product details for Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit

Robert M. La Follette and the Insurgent Spirit

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By: David P. Thelen

Wisconsin's "Fighting Bob" La Follette embodied the very heart of Progressive sentiment and principle, an was a powerful force in shaping national political events between the eras of Populism and the New Deal.

Show product details for The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and Politics in Progressive America

The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and Politics in Progressive America

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By: Bernard A. Weisberger

Dynastic political families have been an American tradition since the birth of the Republic. Indeed, a good part of our entire political history could be written simply by setting out the family stories of the Adamses, Roosevelts, Longs, and Kennedys. To that illustrious list must be added the La Follettes of Wisconsin, and they are brought vividly to life as never before in this collective biography by veteran journalist Bernard Weisberger.

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.

Show product details for The Wisconsin Frontier

The Wisconsin Frontier

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By: Mark Wyman

From French coureurs de bois in the 17th century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down rivers in the late 19th century, settlers to Wisconsin's frontier came seeking wealth and opportunity.

Show product details for Lead-Mining Towns of Southwest Wisconsin

Lead-Mining Towns of Southwest Wisconsin

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By: Carol March McLernon

East of the Mississippi River, and just north of the Illinois-Wisconsin border, the soil was once fertile with huge deposits of lead and zinc. White men discovered these riches in the early 1800s, well before Wisconsin became a state in 1848. Miners, farmers, and merchants flocked to the region, some bringing along their families.

Show product details for Milwaukee's Bronzeville: 1900-1950

Milwaukee's Bronzeville: 1900-1950

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By: Paul H. Greenan

With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 by 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee’s Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community.

Show product details for Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Exhibit Guide

Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Exhibit Guide

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Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America examines Lincoln’s life from his beginnings in the crudest of circumstances to his ascension to the presidency and his assassination. Get a more in depth look with this exhibit guide featuring essays about his life.

Show product details for Early Logging Tools

Early Logging Tools

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By: Kevin Johnson

An informative text with over 330 clear color photos display the wide array of equipment once used to log high timber. This book will be treasured by all who share a fascination for logging as it was done by the lumberjack, bucker, and high climber!

Show product details for Forest Products Laboratory 1910-2010: Celebrating a Century of Accomplishments

Forest Products Laboratory 1910-2010: Celebrating a Century of Accomplishments

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By: John W. Koning Jr.

Hundreds of wood-derived products, from paper to alcohol, impact our daily lives and our environment, providing employment for thousands. This book details the 100 year breadth of the publicly supported Forest Products Laboratory’s research, problem-solving and accomplishments.

Show product details for A Celebration of State Capitols

A Celebration of State Capitols

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By: Richard R. Gibson

State capitols are beautiful structures that reflect the personality of the state and its founders. No two capitols are the same. They are “the people’s house” and they belong to the citizens of their state. This vivid, full-color on every page book is a tribute to these remarkable buildings—it is a striking scrapbook of architectural photos and facts, vintage capitol postcards, meaningful memorabilia and each states history and quest for statehood.

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

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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 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 More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions and the Fight for Wisconsin

More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions and the Fight for Wisconsin

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By: Jason Stein & Patrick Marley

When Wisconsin became the first state in the nation in 1959 to let public employees bargain with their employers, the legislation catalyzed changes to labor laws across the country. In March 2011, when newly elected Governor Scott Walker repealed most of that labor law and subsequent ones - and then became the first governor in the nation to survive a recall election fifteen months later - it sent a different message. Both times, Wisconsin took the lead, first empowering public unions and then weakening them. This book recounts the battle between the Republican governor and the unions.

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 Why Me, Lord? A soldiers memoirs from WWII

Why Me, Lord? A soldiers memoirs from WWII

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By: Leroy E. Amborn

A touching and amazing memoir of WWII Veteran, Lee Amborn that speaks of his trials and tribulations of guarding the main Nazi war criminals and coming home on the Cruiser Portland.

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