The Wisconsin Frontier

Paperback | February 23, 2011

byMark Wyman

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From 17th-century French coureurs de bois to lumberjacks of the 19th century, Wisconsin's frontier era saw thousands arriving from Europe and other areas seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns and other trade items. This captivating history reveals the conflicts, the defeats, the victories, and the way the future looked to Wisconsin's peoples at the beginning of the 20th century.

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From 17th-century French coureurs de bois to lumberjacks of the 19th century, Wisconsin's frontier era saw thousands arriving from Europe and other areas seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns and other trade items. This capt...

Mark Wyman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Illinois State University. He is author of several books, including Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 and Hoboes: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, and the Harvesting of the West.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:February 23, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253223326

ISBN - 13:9780253223326

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Table of Contents

Dedication
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter I The French Open a Frontier
Chapter II Before the Europeans
Chapter III Frenchmen and Indians
Chapter IV An Arena for International Competition
Chapter V Struggle Over the Upper Lakes
Chapter VI Miners, Indian Wars, and a Frontier Transformed
Chapter VII Rush to the Land
Chapter VIII An Ethnic and Religious Jumble
Chapter IX Restricting the Indian Domain
Chapter X Logging the Pineries
Chapter XI Legacies
Essay on Sources
Index

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"Wyman has a smooth style, with an eye for informative yet catchy quotations. He has compressed volumes of material without losing the 'you-are-there' dynamic that characterizes all good history. This is a book for the general public to which professional historians might well turn to discover an original interpretation.... A well-told, well-documented tale." -Wisconsin Academy Review