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Madison : history of a model city

Author: Erika Janik
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Janik, Erika.
Madison.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010033159
(OCoLC)653483778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Janik
ISBN: 9781614230540 1614230544
OCLC Number: 795566047
Description: 1 online resource (189 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ancient peoples --
European contact and exploration --
Capital city --
Frontier life --
Becoming a city --
Civil War Madison --
Calling Madison home --
Learning how to relax --
Churches, schools, and newspapers --
Industry and entrepreneurial spirit --
Progressive politics --
Planning for the future --
World War I --
Prosperity and Depression --
World War II --
City of fear --
Civil rights --
Vietnam and opposition at home --
Greening Madison --
Conclusion: Into the future.
Responsibility: Erika Janik.

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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.

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