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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Robert C. Nesbit (1917-1999) published several books on the history of Wisconsin and was a professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.