Indiana History: A Book of Readings
By: Ralph D. Gray (editor)Paperback
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These readings provide an overview of Indiana history based upon primary and secondary acounts of significant events and personalities. This treasure trove includes work by George Rogers Clark, Emma Lou Thornbrough, George Ade, Dan Wakefield, and many more.
RALPH D. GRAY is Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Preface Introduction Indiana: The Land and the People A Poetic Question Indiana: A New Perspective 1. The First Inhabitants Indian Achievements Indiana's Prehistoric Culture The First Europeans The Failure of French Policy The French Fort at Vincennes 2. The Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1789 A Historian's View The Characters of Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark Compared A Participant Writes Our March Upon Vincennes An Enlightened Western Policy The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 3. Harrison, Tecumseh, and Territorial Politics Contrary Patterns in Territorial Life Democratic Influences in Territorial Indian Slavery in the Indiana Territory/Jacob Piatt Dunn A Classic Confrontation Tecumseh, Harrison, and the War of 1812 The Battle of Tippecanoe An Eyewitness Account of Tippecanoe Chief Shabonee's Account of Tippecanoe The Nineteenth State Statehood Achieved 4. Life on the Indiana Frontier Pioneers The Settlers Senator Smith's Reminiscences Cultural Centers of the 1820s Robert Owen's New Harmony William Conner's Farm Establishing the Public Schools Transportation Problems and Plans The Wabash and Erie Canal Beginning the Railroad Network Pioneer Agriculture The Farming Seasons The First State Fair 5. The Era of the Civil War Political Developments The Fugitive Slave Law in Operation Birth of the Republican Party in Indiana The Impact of War upon Indiana Indiana in the Civil War Morgan'a Raid into Southern Indiana, July 1863 Postwar Patterns The 1870s in Context Governor "Blue Jeans" Williams 6. Into the Modern Era Natural Gas The Gas Boom Life in the Capital City Indianapolis and Midwestern Culture Manufacturing and Industry The Growth of Manufacturing A New Industry 7. The New Century Politics and Prohibition The Riddle of Governor Hanly Roads and Rails Farmers, Postmen, and the Good Roads Movement Indiana's Interurban System Inventions Stellite: "Not Steel but Its Master" The State Centennial Centennial Legacy: The State Park System 8. Indiana Writers Practitioners of the Art Hoosier Authors" Who and Why A Cartoonist and a Humorist Autobiographical Excerpts Grandfather's Pants An Ernie Pyle Sampler The Tradition Continues Kurt Vonnegut Jean Shepherd 9. Hoosier Life after 1920 The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana The Klan and a Congressman The Rise and Fall of D.C. Stephenson Higher Education Professor Kinsey at Indiana Politics and Society during the Depression Depression Governor The WPA in Indiana The Revival of the Republican Party Tenant Farming Life During the Depression 10. War, and Cold War The Urban Home Front Indiana's Mobilization for War Race Relations in Indiana A Summary View Political Issues following 1945 Senator William E. Jenner House Resolution No. 2 Repeal of the Resolution 11. Recent Trends Economic Issues The Struggle for Burns Harbor Indianapolis on the Rebound Politcal Issues The 1964 Primary Electionh One Person, One Vote? High School and Collegiate Sports Indiana's Cinderella Basketball Team Small College Rivalry: Wabash vs. DePauw The Hoosier Character Indiana in the 1950s A Bicentennial View Index
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