Research 'The History of Wisconsin' Electronically
This fall, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press released its six-volume classic collection, 'The History of Wisconsin,' in e-book format. This version makes Wisconsin history easier than ever to access and research. Published between 1973 and 1998, the collection remains the definitive work on Wisconsin's beginnings, from the arrival of the French explorer Jean Nicolet in 1634, through the Civil War and Industrial Revolution, to the technological innovation and population shifts to and from Wisconsin cities and suburbs. Including nearly 400 images, illustrations of territorial Wisconsin and portraits of early residents, this collection provides an in-depth history of the state.
Exploring the Six-Volume Series
- Volume I, 'From Exploration to Statehood' by Alice E. Smith, follows Wisconsin's Native American inhabitants and immigrant groups as they pave the way for the state.
- Volumes II and III, 'The Civil War Era, 1848-1873' by Richard N. Current and 'Urbanization and Industrialization, 1873-1893' by Robert C. Nesbit, continue through Wisconsin's Reconstruction Era and the growth of industry.
- Volume IV, 'The Progressive Era, 1893-1914' by John D. Buenker, describes the origin of the Wisconsin Idea and various Progressive Era voting reforms.
- Volumes V and VI, 'War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940' by Paul W. Glad and 'Continuity and Change, 1940-1965' by William F. Thompson, detail Wisconsin's involvement in the Great Depression and three wars.
A Growing Number of Electronic Publications
"The History of Wisconsin" series is part of a growing number of electronic versions of Wisconsin Historical Society Press publications. The Society Press is publishing its current and many of its older-books electronically, in a wide variety of e-book formats, available by searching for the title at any of the major e-book vendors, including: Kindle, Nook, Google Play, Kobo, and iBooks. Printed versions of each "History of Wisconsin" volume are also available. To order printed versions, visit the Society Press website or call the Wisconsin Historical Museum shop at 608-264-6555.
:: Posted November 4, 2013