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Indiana History : A Book of Readings - Ralph D. Gray

Indiana History

A Book of Readings

By: Ralph D. Gray (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1995
ISBN: 9780253281913
Number Of Pages: 576

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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.

Preface to The Hooster State
Indiana: The Land and the Peoplep. 1
A Poetic Questionp. 7
Indiana: A New Perspectivep. 8
Indian Achievementsp. 16
Indiana's Prehistoric Culturesp. 17
The First Europeansp. 22
The Failure of French Policyp. 22
The French Fort at Vincennesp. 29
A Historian's Viewp. 37
The Characters of Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark Comparedp. 38
A Participant Writesp. 45
Our March Upon Vincennesp. 45
An Enlightened Western Policyp. 52
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787p. 53
Contrary Patterns in Territorial Lifep. 61
Democratic Influences in Territorial Indianap. 62
Slavery in the Indiana Territoryp. 67
A Classic Confrontationp. 70
Tecumseh, Harrison, and the War of 1812p. 71
The Battle of Tippecanoep. 77
An Eyewitness Account of Tippecanoep. 78
Chief Shabonee's Account of Tippecanoep. 82
The Nineteenth Statep. 87
Statehood Achievedp. 88
Pioneersp. 96
The Settlersp. 96
Senator Smith's Reminiscencesp. 100
Cultural Centers of the 1820sp. 106
Robert Owen's New Harmonyp. 107
William Conner's Farmp. 112
Establishing the Public Schoolsp. 116
Transportation Problems and Plansp. 121
The Wabash and Erie Canalp. 122
Beginning the Railroad Networkp. 126
Pioneer Agriculturep. 134
The Farming Seasonsp. 134
The First State Fairp. 141
Political Developmentsp. 145
The Fugitive Slave Law in Operationp. 145
Birth of the Republican Party in Indianap. 148
The Impact of War upon Indianap. 155
Indiana in the Civil Warp. 155
Morgan's Raid into Southern Indiana, July 1863p. 164
Postwar Patternsp. 171
The 1870s in Contextp. 173
Governor "Blue Jeans" Williamsp. 180
Natural Gasp. 186
The Gas Boomp. 186
Life in the Capital Cityp. 192
Indianapolis and Midwestern Culturep. 192
Manufacturing and Industryp. 200
The Growth of Manufacturingp. 201
A New Industryp. 208
Politics and Prohibitionp. 214
The Riddle of Governor Hanlyp. 214
Roads and Railsp. 221
Farmers, Postmen, and the Good Roads Movementp. 221
Indiana's Interurban Systemp. 228
Inventionsp. 235
Stellite: "Not Steel but Its Master"p. 235
The State Centennialp. 244
Centennial Legacy: The State Park Systemp. 245
Practitioners of the Artp. 250
Hoosier Authors: Who and Whyp. 250
A Cartoonist and a Humoristp. 260
Autobiographical Excerptsp. 263
Grandfather's Pantsp. 263
An Ernie Pyle Samplerp. 269
The Tradition Continuesp. 276
Kurt Vonnegutp. 276
Jean Shepherdp. 285
The Ku Klux Klan in Indianap. 291
The Klan and a Congressmanp. 292
The Rise and Fall of D. C. Stephensonp. 302
Higher Educationp. 312
Professor Kinsey at Indianap. 313
Politics and Society during the Depressionp. 323
Depression Governorp. 325
The WPA in Indianap. 331
The Revival of the Republican Partyp. 335
Tenant Farming Life During the Depressionp. 341
The Urban Home Frontp. 352
Indiana's Mobilization for Warp. 352
Race Relations in Indianap. 357
A Summary Viewp. 357
Political Issues following 1945p. 360
Senator William E. Jennerp. 362
House Resolution No. 2p. 371
Repeal of the Resolutionp. 375
Economic Issuesp. 379
The Struggle for Burns Harborp. 380
Indianapolis on the Reboundp. 384
Political Issuesp. 390
The 1964 Primary Electionp. 392
One Person, One Vote?p. 403
High School and Collegiate Sportsp. 406
Indiana's Cinderella Basketball Teamp. 407
Small College Rivalry: Wabash vs. DePauwp. 412
The Hoosier Characterp. 420
Indiana in the 1950sp. 421
A Bicentennial Viewp. 430
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780253281913
ISBN-10: 0253281911
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 22nd March 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.52  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.64