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Show product details for Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

Price $29.95

Photographs by Dick Blau

Words by Rick March


Polka Heartland takes readers along on a joyful romp through the Midwestern musical traditions that give the “oompah-pah” of polka its sustaining beat.

Show product details for Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century

Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century

Price $19.95

By: Matthew J. Prigge

From murder to matchstick men and Great Lakes disasters, Milwaukee Mayhem tells the strange, engaging, and chilling tales from the early and often forgotten times in metropolis history.

Show product details for A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

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By: Kathleen Ernst

Photographs by Loyd Heath


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A Settler’s Year provides a rare, colorful glimpse into the hard and hearty lives of the early immigrants dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in the upper Midwest, a history captured in photographs taken at the Old World Wisconsin living history museum and poignant essays by historian and top-selling historical fiction author Kathleen Ernst.

Show product details for Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Price $15.95

By: Patty Loew

Pre-Order Today, Available in November 2015!

Specifically for elementary readers and classrooms, this updated edition of Native People of Wisconsin details the history and culture of Wisconsin’s Indian Nations--the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican, Ho-Chunk, and Brothertown--as well as the cross-cultural lives and traditions of urban Indians.

Show product details for Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

Price $25.00

By: John Garofolo

Foreword by Jackie Spinner, former war correspondent for The Washington Post

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire tells the inspiring story of a trailblazing female war correspondent who photographed world conflicts for more than twenty years, before her death in Vietnam while covering combat with the US Marines. The book draws from the vast collection of Dickey Chapelle’s work housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. It is the first collection of her photographs shared with American public in almost fifty years.

Show product details for Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools

Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools

Price $24.95

By:James K. Nelsen

Educating Milwaukee is both an example of school “choice” successes and a cautionary tale that traces how the modern school choice movement--and its competing visions--has played out over the decades in one city’s ever-evolving school choice system, a system that now consists of charter schools, open enrollment, state-funded vouchers, neighborhood schools--and mixed results.

Show product details for Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes

Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes

Price $14.95

By: Ann Lewis

Ship Captain’s Daughter is a daughter’s memoir that shares the family side of Great Lakes shipping and the changing tides her family endured throughout the years that her father sailed the inland seas.

Show product details for Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation

Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation

Price $19.95

By: Michael Edmonds

Twenty classroom lessons designed to help teach middle and high school students the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Milwaukee and the South.

Show product details for One-Room Country Schools

One-Room Country Schools

Price $24.95

By Jerry Apps

Available November 2015

On a hazy August morning in 1939, five-year-old Jerry Apps donned a denim shirt with new bib overalls and then combed his hair at the insistence of his mother. Carrying a lard pail as a lunch bucket, two yellow pencils, and a five-cent pad of paper, he took his place in the procession of children on the dusty road headed to Chain O’Lake School in Waushara County.

Show product details for Sterling North and the Story of Rascal

Sterling North and the Story of Rascal

Price $12.95

By Sheila Terman Cohen

Coming in November

Learn how childhood adventures inspired Wisconsin writer Sterling North to pen one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Rascal, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s new book for young readers, Sterling North: and the Story of Rascal.

Show product details for Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Price $34.95

By: Jerry Apps

Now Available!

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History shares the diverse back-story of agriculture in America’s “dairyland,” an intriguing tale of much more than “milk and cheese”--of cranberries and Christmas trees, honey and ginseng--told by perhaps the only Wisconsinite who could write it: celebrated rural historian, farmer, retired agricultural professor, and top-selling author, Jerry Apps.

Show product details for Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

Price $14.95

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Available September 2015

By: Robert A. Birmingham

Robert Birmingham traces the largely untold history of Skunk Hill or Tah-qua-kik, describing the role the community played in preserving Native culture through a harsh period of US Indian policy from the 1880s to 1930. The story’s central focus is the Dream Dance, a pan-tribal cultural revitalization movement that swept the Upper Midwest during the Great Suppression, emphasizing Native values and rejecting the vices of the white world.

Show product details for John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack

John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack

Price $12.95

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Available October 2015

By: John Zimm

Born in 1852, John Nelligan was a lumberjack in Wisconsin’s great northern woods. Through John’s story, young readers will experience the adventure of life as a lumberjack—and what living and working in northern Wisconsin was like, so many years ago!

Show product details for The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

Price $19.95

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Available September 2015

By: Robert E. Gard
Foreword by Jerry Apps

Fifty years ago, educator and writer Robert E. Gard traveled across Wisconsin in search of stories about the origins of our state’s unique place names. This volume meticulously records the fruits of Gard’s labors, in an alphabetical listing of places from every corner of Wisconsin, and the stories behind their often-unusual names, with a foreword by Jerry Apps.

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