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      Book cover of Enslaved, Indentured, Free showing image of journal writing on top, with a middle section including a dark side silhouette of a woman and an orange background, and then the bottom displaying an illustration of the wilderness with a river and hills.

      Enslaved, Indentured, Free: Five Black Women on the Upper Mississippi, 1800-1850

      Enslaved, Indentured, Free shines a light on five extraordinary Black women whose lives intersected in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, during seminal years of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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      Cover of winter edition of the Wisconsin Magazine of History with full page color photo of historic wooden Norwegian building with steep, shingled roof.

      Winter 2022 | Wisconsin Magazine of History

      The Norway Building Finally Finds Home. Women's Agency and Divorce in Early Wisconsin. Book Excerpt: "Enslaved, Indentured, Free." More!
      Cover of the Summer 2019 edition of the Wisconsin Magazine of History with full page black and white photo of Theodora Winton Youmans dated circa 1915.

      Summer 2019 | Wisconsin Magazine of History

      Winning Women's Suffrage. Lead Mining & Slavery. Book Excerpt: "Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate." More!
      Front cover of the Wisconsin Magazine of History with black and white image of 1940's baseball player, Sophie Kurys, one foot on the base and poised to throw the baseball.

      Spring 2023 | Wisconsin Magazine of History

      In this Issue: The story of the All-American Girls Softball League; Raymond Hagen's memoir of growing up on Washington Island; The story of "Stambaugh's Treaty" between the Menomonee nation and the New York Indians, a group of seven Indian nations from New York who had been forced west; and a book excerpt from "Obreros Unidos: The Roots and Legacy of the Farmworkers Movement."
      Cover of 2023 summer edition of the Wisconsin Magazine of History featuring a black and white photo of a woman waterskiing.

      Summer 2023 | Wisconsin Magazine of History

      In this Issue: The Women of Wisconsin Brewing; Tommy Bartlett's Water Ski Show; Door County and Migrant Labor; Book Excerpt: "Sand and Fire"
      Event tile with text promoting genealogy webinar on May 4, 2024. Faded background image of two women wearing matchting winter overcoats, brimmed hats and gloves.

      Researching HERstory: Finding and Writing About Our Female Ancestors

      Your female ancestors might be hiding in plain sight! While historical records have often overlooked women's lives and downplayed their contributions, Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you how to uncover the hidden narratives of your female ancestors through underused resources and research strategies. Webinar. Saturday, May 4, 2024.
      Cover of Wisconsin Magazine of History Fall 2023 with concert photo of singer Al Jarreau signing under red lighting.

      Fall 2023 | Wisconsin Magazine of History

      In this Issue: Pressley School of Beauty Culture; Polish Identity in Milwaukee; Book Excerpt: "Never Givin' Up: The Life and Music of Al Jarreau"