Madison: History of a Model City
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Beginning with the retreat of the Wisconsin glacier and the story of early Native American peoples, Janik narrates the journey of Wisconsin's capital city from the "center of the wilderness" to the "Laboratory of Democracy." Learn how Madison's citizens responded to the Civil War, industrialization and two world wars, as well as how advances in the rights of workers, women, Native Americans and African Americans made Madison the multifaceted city it is today. Comprehensive, accessible and swift, Madison: History of a Model City offers a fresh take on how Madison and its people came into being.
The History Press
: 9781596291218
: The History Press
: 10/08/2010
: Wisconsin
: Brief History
: 26 Black And White
: 192
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Erika Janik is the author of A Short History of Wisconsin and Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing, and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin's Past. Her work has appeared in Midwest Living, MyMidwest, Wisconsin Trails, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Wisconsin Magazine of History and the Onion. Originally from Redmond, Washington, she now lives in Madison with her husband.
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