Indiana History

Indiana History : A Book of Readings

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These readings provide an overview of Indiana history based upon primary and secondary acounts of significant events and personalities. This treasure trove includes work by George Rogers Clark, Emma Lou Thornbrough, George Ade, Dan Wakefield, and many more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253281911
  • 9780253281913

About Ralph D Gray

RALPH D. GRAY is Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroductionIndiana: The Land and the PeopleA Poetic QuestionIndiana: A New Perspective1. The First InhabitantsIndian AchievementsIndiana's Prehistoric CultureThe First EuropeansThe Failure of French PolicyThe French Fort at Vincennes2. The Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1789A Historian's ViewThe Characters of Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark ComparedA Participant WritesOur March Upon VincennesAn Enlightened Western PolicyThe Northwest Ordinance, 17873. Harrison, Tecumseh, and Territorial PoliticsContrary Patterns in Territorial LifeDemocratic Influences in Territorial IndianSlavery in the Indiana Territory/Jacob Piatt DunnA Classic ConfrontationTecumseh, Harrison, and the War of 1812The Battle of TippecanoeAn Eyewitness Account of TippecanoeChief Shabonee's Account of TippecanoeThe Nineteenth StateStatehood Achieved4. Life on the Indiana FrontierPioneersThe SettlersSenator Smith's ReminiscencesCultural Centers of the 1820sRobert Owen's New HarmonyWilliam Conner's FarmEstablishing the Public SchoolsTransportation Problems and PlansThe Wabash and Erie CanalBeginning the Railroad NetworkPioneer AgricultureThe Farming SeasonsThe First State Fair5. The Era of the Civil WarPolitical DevelopmentsThe Fugitive Slave Law in OperationBirth of the Republican Party in IndianaThe Impact of War upon IndianaIndiana in the Civil WarMorgan'a Raid into Southern Indiana, July 1863Postwar PatternsThe 1870s in ContextGovernor "Blue Jeans" Williams6. Into the Modern EraNatural GasThe Gas BoomLife in the Capital CityIndianapolis and Midwestern CultureManufacturing and IndustryThe Growth of ManufacturingA New Industry7. The New CenturyPolitics and ProhibitionThe Riddle of Governor HanlyRoads andshow more

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