A New History of Michigan

Mark Pickvet

Here indeed is a new, fresh history of the Great Lakes State, beginning with its ancient origins up into the 21st century. Michigan was once covered by a vast sea with odd creatures. Giant mastodons and a few mammoths once wandered the state followed by its first peoples, Native American Indians. Once Europeans arrived in the state beginning in the 17th century, conflict with Indians was inevitable as most that survived in the state were put on reservations by the later 19th century. Over the past two centuries, explore the history of the state as it has uniquely been told by decade passing through the wars: Toledo, Civil, WWI, WWII, Cold, Korea, Vietnam, and Gulf and the other major movements that have shaped it: Fur Trade, Transportation, Prohibition, Depression, Labor, Civil Rights, Feminism, Sports, etc.