A Pctorial History of Indiana

A Pctorial History of Indiana

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'...this is the ultimate collection of photographs and visuals about the history and culture of Indiana' - Jared Carter, "Indianapolis Weekly". '"A Pictorial History of Indiana" is a splendidly illustrated and organized volume that Hoosiers will want to read and treasure for many years' - The Kokomo Tribune. 'Eye catching color photographs of nature preceding the text pull the reader into the world of Hoosierland: its land, its history, its people. Throughout, paintings, maps, and photo-reproductions make vivid 'the history of the Hoosier state from the time of the first inhabitants to the present.' There is an abundance of pleasant surprises' - Indiana History Bulletin. '...an important Midwestern state and a well-printed collection of over 900 historic views touching on all aspects of US history' - "Choice".This is a lavishly illustrated, colorful chronicle of the Hoosier state and the people who made it great. Over 900 photographs, maps, and drawings and a lively accompanying text relate the fascinating history of Indiana - from the earliest known cultures through the gleam of modern industry to the space age. The vast collection of pictures has been gathered from individuals and the archives of colleges and universities, businesses, libraries, and newspapers."A Pictorial History of Indiana" portrays the richness of Indiana's heritage: the beauty of the landscape, the pioneer period and early statehood days, the excitement of the Revolutionary period, the exploits of George Rogers Clark, and features the early settlements of Fort Ouiatenon, Vincennes, New Harmony, and Fort Miamis (now Fort Wayne). Hundreds of personal, candid photographs - a veritable family album - show the participation of Hoosiers in the Civil War and two world wars, the progress of education from one-room schoolhouses to a diversity of colleges and universities, countryside homes and pastimes, and the gradual growth of towns and cities, stores, and factories. This is a memorable account of places, events, and individual Hoosiers, both the famous and the unknown, who have made Indiana a state of distinction.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 231.1 x 280.2 x 16.8mm | 1,194.35g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253212359
  • 9780253212351

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"...this is the ultimate collection of photographs and visuals about the history and culture of Indiana." - Indianapolis Weekly "A Pictorial History of Indiana is a splendidly illustrated and organized volume that Hoosiers will want to read and treasure for many years." - The Kokomo Tribune "Eyecatching color photographs of nature preceding the text pull the reader into the world of Hoosierland: its land, its history, its people. Throughout, paintings, maps, and photo-reproductions make vivid 'the history of the Hoosier state from the time of the first inhabitants to the present.' There is an abundance of pleasant surprises." - Indiana History Bulletinshow more

Table of contents

The Land The First Inhabitants Explorers, Fur Traders, and Empire Builders The Americans The Pioneers Unity and Division Politics and Social Change Down on the Farm Transformation of the Town Business and Industry Iron and Automobiles The World of Work Toward a Better Life Recreation and Leisure Over There and Back Home The Twenties The Lean Years Over There and Back HomeNAgain Happy Days A Troubled Decade Today Acknowledgmentsshow more

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