Political, Military and Industrial History

Show product details for Letters from the Front

Letters from the Front

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Newly Reprinted

Edited by Michael E. Stevens

This volume tells the stories of sixty-two men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.

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 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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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 Wisconsin Korean War Stories: Wisconsin Veterans Tell Their Stories From the Forgotten War

Wisconsin Korean War Stories: Wisconsin Veterans Tell Their Stories From the Forgotten War

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By: Sarah A. Larsen & Jennifer M. Miller

A companion book to the documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Korean War Stories tells the story of the "forgotten war" through first-person interviews, photographs and letters.

Show product details for Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin

Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin

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By: Axel Lorenzsonn

From the railroad lines that traverse open prairie to the wrought iron rails embedded in their wooden ties, railroads have been written into the landscape—and shared history—of Wisconsin.

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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 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 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 The U.S.S. Wisconsin: A History of Two Battleships

The U.S.S. Wisconsin: A History of Two Battleships

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By: Richard Zeitlin

Battleships were instrumental in America's rise to world dominance at the end of the 19th century. Representing a major advance in American naval technology, the Wisconsin both demonstrated American strength in the Pacific and served at the setting for peace talks between Panama and Colombia when the former gained indpendence in 1903.

Show product details for Wisconsin Women in the War between the States: Facsimlie Reprint of 1911 Volume

Wisconsin Women in the War between the States: Facsimlie Reprint of 1911 Volume

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By: Ethel Alice Hurn
Introduction by Lance J. Herdegen, Chair, Wisconsin Civil War Sesquisentennial Commission


Though the contributions of women during the war were many, documentation of their efforts was scattered at best. Women of the Civil War era could not vote, hold bank accounts, or take a direct role in business. Yet Ethel Alice Hurn persevered, finding a wealth of stories in collections of letters, newspaper files, interviews, and the brief reports and pamphlets of soldier fairs and soldiers’ aid societies. Wisconsin Women in the War between the States documents an important turning point in the changing role of women in American society.

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 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.

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.

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 One-Night Stands with American History (Revised and Updated Edition): Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

One-Night Stands with American History (Revised and Updated Edition): Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

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By Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous and powerful people in America.

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Reproduction Political Buttons

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Experience the excitement of election season through these reproductions of vintage election pins!

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