A History of the Great Lakes StateBook - 2008
Informed by the latest research and taking the long and fascinating history of Michigan right up to the present, this fourth edition of the leading survey of the Great Lakes State features a thoughtful redesign of its maps, new photographs, and expanded coverage, including the social and economic impact of tribal operated casino gaming on the state's American Indian population; environmental issues; agriculture; education; the latest developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery; literary and media contributions; Michigan's return to prominence in the realm of collegiate and professional sports, politics in the twenty-first century, the revitalization of Detroit, and the deepening economic decline since 2003.
Baker & Taylor
"The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present. Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new chapter 'Reinventing Michigan' Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan's Native American population; environmental,agricultural, and educational issues; recent developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate and professional sports Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertaining as well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, and maps Now available in digital formats as well as print "--
Rubenstein teaches history at the U. of Flint-Michigan; the late Ziewacz taught American thought and language at Michigan State U. Their history of Michigan goes beyond the well-known aspects of the state's development to tell the story of its people--the missionaries, explorers, warriors, statesmen, politicians, inventors, business entrepreneurs, civil libertarians, educators, artists, and laborers in factories and fields who have shaped Michigan's heritage. Throughout the chronologically organized chapters, the text aims for a balanced account of both the positive and negative aspects of the state's history. For the fourth edition, the final chapter on the 21st century has been updated with statistics and coverage of key events through 2007. Academic but accessible to the general reader. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)