Local History Books on Michigan

It goes without saying that Michigan is known for its rich history. For instance, there’s Detroit’s notoriety as both the car capital of the world and the city that gave us Motown music. Also, Michigan not only has the longest freshwater shoreline in the entire world, but it has more shoreline than any other state, save for Alaska. The Wolverine State is home to more than 116 historic lighthouses and navigational lights, as well.

However, it’s important to realize that standard American history textbooks only taught you part of the story, as far as Michigan history and culture go. Count on regional history and local interest books to fill you in on all the rest.

Exploring the Best of Michigan One Topic at a Time

Ask anyone who lives there what really makes Michigan great, and they’ll tell you it’s all about the people, communities, and culture. Local interest books introduce you to each, one by one.

Step back in time for an intimate look at the evolution of the Michigan State Fair. Explore the forgotten boomtowns and villages of Eastern Michigan – places that are largely faded memories but important parts of the state’s history all the same. Discover the rich backstories behind Michigan’s many Civil War landmarks, ferries, marinas, aircraft manufacturers, and more.

Rediscover Your Favorite Topics with Arcadia

Each volume in Arcadia Publishing’s expansive local interest catalog shines a spotlight on a different person, place, event, or industry. Each opens a fascinating window into a slice of American history that is rarely touched on in standard history texts.

Learn all there is to know about the origins of your hometown or favorite weekend spots. Uncover little-known stories about your favorite professions, sports, industries, and more. Start your journey today!

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