Item description for Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis F. Dunbar...
Overview This standard textbook on Michigan history covers the entire scope of the Wolverine State's historical record. This third revised edition incorporates events since 1980 and draws on new studies to expand and improve its coverage of various ethnic groups, recent political developments, labor and business, and many other topics.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.65" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802870554 ISBN13 9780802870551
Reviews - What do customers think about Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State?
Comprehensive and informative Dec 29, 2000
As a life-long resident of Michigan, I felt that I needed to know more about my home state. Dunbar and May's work did just that.
Michigan : A History of the Wolverine State lies somewhere between a textbook and a more casual non-fiction text, with copious endnotes for the historian, yet a clear, flowing style for the casual reader. It would serve as an excellent text for a college course on the subject.
I found reading this work to be immensely valuable and entertaining, and a great conversation starter. In it you will find explanations of the origins of nearly every facet of Michigan society. Beginning with the ancient history of the Native American tribes, and finishing with the education and tax reforms of the early 1990's, very little is left behind. You will learn such quirky facts as the meaning of the name "Ypsilanti", why Kellogg and Post Cereals are both headquartered in Battle Creek, and the true story of the Michigan-Ohio border war. Comprehensive, lucid, and entertaining. Recommended.