After a difficult and perilous journey that neither of his parents survived, five-year-old Pao Lor reached the safety of Thailand, but the young refugee boy's challenges were only just beginning. Details below.
The Midwestern landscape has given rise to significant visionaries whose extraordinary intellectualism has contributed to forming an American Identity. This book, featuring a collection of essays, examines individuals whose stories together establish the history of the American Midwest.
Explore Wisconsin's history of LGBTQ+ Activism with a rich collection of examples of individuals across a wide spectrum of identities who have helped to empower others to make a positive change in the world. Details below.
Hundreds of African American soldiers and regimental employees represented Wisconsin in the Civil War, and many of them lived in the state either before or after the conflict. And yet, if these individuals are mentioned at all in histories of the state, it is with a sentence or two about their small numbers.... Full details below.
On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D’Alessio and her math professor husband, Laird, made their way down a curving, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting 115 acres of land in Wisconsin’s unglaciated Driftless Area that Laird had inherited from his parents. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of the valley that would become a twenty-five-year labor of love for the couple. Details, below.
When the White Pine Was King tells the stories of the heyday of logging, of lumberjacks and camp cooks, of river drives and deadly log jams, of sawmills and lumber towns and the echo of the ax ringing through the Northwoods as yet another white pine crashed to the ground. Full details below.
The first in a planned six-volume series examining the intense debate over the drafting and ratification of the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution series is a reference collection that aims to preserve the state-by-state debates about the ratification of the United States Constitution. Details below.