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A historical, documentary, and descriptive history of Wisconsin to 1854

The history of Wisconsin. In three parts, historical, documentary, and descriptive by William Rudolph Smith


Lawyer and future state attorney general William Rudolph Smith came to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania. Having served in the house of representatives in Pennsylvania, Smith became a delegate to the first Wisconsin constitutional convention in 1846. He wrote these volumes, comprising a complete history of Wisconsin from the era of French exploration through statehood, in the early 1850s. They include a large number of documents translated and printed from earlier French, English and American sources, with many manuscripts transcribed and annotated.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Arrival of the First Europeans
The French Fur Trade
Colonialism Transforms Indian Life
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
The War of 1812
Early U.S. Settlement
The Black Hawk War
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
19th-Century Immigration
The Founding of Major Cities
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Smith, William Rudolph
Pub Data: Madison: B. Brown, 1854.
Citation: Smith, William Rudolph. The History of Wisconsin. (Madison: B. Brown, 1854). Online facsimile at:  http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;cc=moa;g=moagr
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