The Making of Michigan 1820 1860

The Making of Michigan  1820 1860

Barber , Edward W. ( continued ) “ Michigan fever , " 160 ; mild winters , comments on , 174 ; sabbath desecration , case of , described , 176-77 ; sawmill , building of , 16667 ; and Vermontville , 159 , 177-78 ; wolves , comments on ...

Author: Justin L. Kestenbaum

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081431919X

Category: History

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The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period, the era from the 1820s to the outbreak of the Civil War. In this time of explosive growth, the state's population increased from 8,000 to 750,000. These emigrants brought the state into the union in 1837 and began to create a set of institutions and a way of life. Justin Kestenbaum draws on the rich documentary record left by those who sojourned in the state during this time and recorded their impressions. Not only pioneers but land speculators, missionaries, and sight-seers left valuable accounts of the Michigan landscape and its emerging society. Following a general introduction, the book is divided into six parts: The Interminable Forest, Laying the Foundation, The Great Migration, Education, A Vision of Life, and Political Life, each with its own brief introduction. Notes and a bibliography conclude this valuable resource history.
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The History of Michigan Law

The History of Michigan Law

Kenneth E. Lewis, West to Far Michigan: Settling the Lower Peninsula, 1815–1860 (East Lansing: Michigan State ... 1985), 74; “Justice Denied: Michigan Legislature (1846),” in The Making of Michigan, 18201860: An Anthology, ed.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821416617

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book will serve as the entry point for all future studies that involve the law in Michigan. With 2005 marking the bicentennial of the establishment of the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as the bicentennial of the creation of the Michigan Territory, The History of Michigan Law has appeal beyond the legal community to scholars and students of American history.
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Michigan Birds and Natural History

Michigan Birds and Natural History

Actions of the Michigan Bird Records Committee for 1993 . Michigan Birds & Nat . ... 3 : 43-60 . Cook , A. J. 1893. Birds of Michigan . Lansing : Michigan Agricultural College Bull . No. 94 . ... The Making of Michigan 1820-1860 .

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ISBN: UOM:39076002265762

Category: Bird watching

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Providence and the Invention of American History

Providence and the Invention of American History

... “ 'A Common Feeling': Regional Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Old Northwest, 18201860,” Michigan ... Amanda Laugesen, The Making of Public Historical Culture in the West: 1880–1910: The Role of Historical Societies ...

Author: Sarah Koenig

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300258585

Category: History

Page: 288

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How providential history—the conviction that God is an active agent in human history—has shaped the American historical imagination In 1847, Protestant missionary Marcus Whitman was killed after a disastrous eleven-year effort to evangelize the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. By 1897, Whitman was a national hero, celebrated in textbooks, monuments, and historical scholarship as the “Savior of Oregon.” But his fame was based on a tall tale—one that was about to be exposed. Sarah Koenig traces the rise and fall of Protestant missionary Marcus Whitman’s legend, revealing two patterns in the development of American history. On the one hand is providential history, marked by the conviction that God is an active agent in human history and that historical work can reveal patterns of divine will. On the other hand is objective history, which arose from the efforts of Catholics and other racial and religious outsiders to resist providentialists’ pejorative descriptions of non†‘Protestants and nonwhites. Koenig examines how these competing visions continue to shape understandings of the American past and the nature of historical truth.
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AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

The Making of Michigan , 1820-60 : A Pioneer Anthology . Detroit : Wayne State ( 1990 ) . Ist ed . A sampling of orig docs & narratives from the pioneer period . F / no DJ . $ 20 Lakier , Aleksandr B. A Russian Looks at America .

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ISBN: UOM:39015024487731

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America History and Life

America  History and Life

Michigan . 1853-1965 . 11295a Eastman School of Music . Colleges and Universities . Music Education . New York ( Rochester ) . ... 1820-60 . 10987a Alabama ( Madison County ) . Politics . Settlement . Social Change . 1800-40 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015065458252

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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Replenishing the Earth

Replenishing the Earth

189. boom and bust in the old west, 1815–60 Suzanne L. Summers, 'The geographic and social origins of antebellum ... '''A common feeling'': Regional identity and historical consciousness in the old northwest, 18201860', Michigan ...

Author: James Belich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199604548

Category: History

Page: 592

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Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This book will reshape understandings of American, British, and British dominionhistories in the long 19th century. It is a story that has such crucial implications for the histories of settler societies, the homelands that spawned them, and the indigenous peoples who resisted them, that theirfull histories cannot be written without it.
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Journal of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan

Journal of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan

Michigan. Legislative Council. do . do . Extract from the Treasurer's Books of the amount of Territorial Taxes , paid into the ... 1820 22 1818 do . do . ... 1760 18 1815 Taxes , fines , & duties , 1361 63 635 60 do . do . do . do .

Author: Michigan. Legislative Council

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044100187822

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Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Author: Partners Book Distributing

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ISBN: UOM:39015071443108

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Making the Heartland Quilt

Making the Heartland Quilt

“Origin and Destination of Tennessee Migrants, 1850–1860.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly ... “The County Origins of Southern Michigan's Settlers: 1800–1850. ... “The Origins of Canadian Settlers in Southern Michigan, 1820–1850.

Author: Douglas K. Meyer

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335145

Category: History

Page: 353

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In Making the Heartland Quilt, Douglas K. Meyer reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of discrete culture regions and regional way stations. Meyer argues that midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded during the Great Migration. Basing his research on the 1850 U.S. manuscript schedules, Meyer dissects the geographical configurations of twenty-three native and ten foreign-born adult male immigrant groups who peopled Illinois. His historical geographical approach leads to the comprehension of a new and clearer map of settlement and migration history in the state. Meyer finds that both cohesive and mixed immigrant settlements were established. Balkan-like immigrant enclaves or islands were interwoven into evolving local, regional, and national settlement networks. The midcontinental location of Illinois, its water and land linkages, and its lengthy north-south axis enhanced cultural diversity. The barrier effect of Lake Michigan contributed to the convergence and mixing of immigrants. Thus, Meyer demonstrates, Illinois epitomizes midwestern dichotomies: northern versus southern; native-born versus foreign-born; rural versus urban; and agricultural versus manufacturing.
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