The Indiana Way

The Indiana Way : A State History

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This is a splendid example of how to write well balanced, highly readable state history. -- The Old NorthwestMadison has succeeded as have few other authors of state histories in blending modern scholarly concerns with the traditional narrative historiography of his state. This book is in many ways a model state history. -- ChoiceNeither too detailed and provincial, nor too broad and comparative, The Indiana Way adopts an integrated analytical approach, but also includes some narrative and biography. -- Journal of American Historyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 025320609X
  • 9780253206091

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"This is a splendid example of how to write well balanced, highly readable state history." -The Old Northwest "Neither too detailed and provincial, nor too broad and comparative, The Indiana Way adopts an integrated analytical approach, but also includes some narrative and biography." -Journal of American History "Madison has succeeded as have few other authors of state histories in blending modern scholarly concerns with the traditional narrative historiography of his state. This book is in many ways a model state history." -Choiceshow more

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The Indiana Way traces the history of the Hoosier state from prehistoric times through the late twentieth century. The author argues that there had always been a distinctive Indiana way that rejects radical and extreme notions and movements and prefers the comfort and security that comes from a respect for the achievements of the generations that preceded.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTIONPART I Before There Was a Statei Peoples and Empires before the AmericansPrehistory and Prehistoric PeoplesThe LandContests for EmpireThe British Empire in the West, 1763-1776ii The American Nation and the West, 1776-1800The American Revolution in the West, 1776-1783The New Nation and the Northwest Territory, 1783-1800iii Indiana Territory and Statehood, 1800-1816Treaties and Conflicts with IndiansGovernment and Politics in Indiana Territory, 1800-1810Statehood and the Constitution of 1816PART II Pioneer Indiana, 1816-1850iv On the Indiana FrontierMigration and Settlement PatternsLand and the Frontier Family HomeFood, Clothing, and Healthv The Evolving Pioneer EconomyRivers and RoadsCanals and the System of 1836Merchants, Bankers, and ManufacturersTown Buildingvi Pioneer Community LifeThe Protestant FrontierMorality, Scoial Order, and ReformPioneer EducationThe New Harmony Communitiesvii Pioneer Government and PoliticsLand Acquisiton and Indian RemovalGovernment and the General WelfarePioneer PoliticsThe Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851The Pioneer LegacyPART III Indiana in Transition, 1850-1920viii Making a Living, 1850-1920Life on the FarmThe Railroad AgeIndustrialization and the Rise of Big BusinessLabor and the Worker's Worldix Hoosiers Together, 1850-1920Black HoosiersEthnic HoosiersUrban and Small-Town HoosiersEducating HoosierReligious HoosiersCulture and Leisurex The Politics of the Civil War Era, 1850-1873The Politics of the 1850sA Civil War at HomeReconstruction, 1865-1873xi The Indiana Way of Politics, 1873-1920Politics, Indiana Style, 1873-1896The Politics of Moderate Reform, 1890-1916A Golden Age?PART IV Continuity and Change since 1920show more

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