The History of Wisconsin Volume III: Urbanization and Industrialization, 1873-1893

By Robert C. Nesbit

Hardcover: $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-87020-243-8

712 pages, 75 b/w photos and illus., 23 maps, 6 x 9"


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Although the years from 1873-1893 lacked the well known, dramatic events of the periods before and after, this period presented a major transformation in the state's economy. This volume presents a balanced, comprehensive, and witty account of these two decades of dynamic growth and change in Wisconsin society, business, and industry. Concentrating on three major areas: the economy, communities, and politics and government, this volume in the History of Wisconsin series adds substantially to our knowledge and understanding of this crucial, but generally little-understood, period.

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Table of Contents

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Part I: The Economy
1. Agriculture: The Farm in Transition
2. Lumbering: Organizing Beyond Woods and Mills
3. Transportation: The Age of Steam and Hay
4. Industry: Heyday of the Entrepreneur
5. Making a Living

Part II: Communities
6. Population: Trends and Comparisons
7. Communities: Geographic and Corporate
8. Labor: The Failure of Industrial Unionism
9. Inequalities
10. Life and Times

Part III: Politics and Government
11. Old-Time Politics
12. Government

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