Voices of the Wisconsin Past: Yesterday's Future: The Twentieth Century Begins

By Michael E. Stevens (Editor)

Paperback: $12.95

ISBN: 978-0-87020-313-8

192 pages, 31 b/w photos and illus., 6 x 9"

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What better time than now, at the turn of the century - and millennium - to read how Wisconsin citizens anticipated the future in 1899?

The accounts (culled from newspapers, church bulletins, African-American periodicals, German-language readers, and other sources) provide an often silly, and occasionally somber view of the future as contemplated in the past.

Michael E. Stevens is the former State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is editor of the series "Voices of the Wisconsin Past," which also includes "Letters from the Front," "Women Remember the War," and "Remembering the Holocaust."

Introduction

  1. Greeting the New Century in Wisconsin
  2. Reflections on a Century of Progress
  3. A New World of Technology
  4. "It Will be a Glorious Century"

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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