The Michigan Historical Review

Volume 45, No. 1      Spring 2019


​Introduction

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2018 Graduate Student Essay Prize Winner The Ecology of Travel on the Great Lakes Frontier: Native Knowledge, European Dependence, and the Environmental Specifics of Contact

John William Nelson         

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Dredge a River, Make a Nation Great: Shipping, Commerce, and Territoriality in the Detroit River, 1870-1905

Ramya Swayamprakash

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Learning Conservation through Work: Michigan as a Pioneer of the School Camping Movement, 1940-1955

Kristen Hengten

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“A Flood of Problems” in Michigan: An Urban Environmental History

Nancy Germano

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Scrolling through Nature: Reflections on the Digital Humanities and Michigan’s Environmental History

Camden Burd

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Book Reviews


Herb Boyd. Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.

Vince Carducci

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Colin G. Calloway. The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of a Nation.

David Curtis Skaggs

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David Claerbaut. Duffy Daugherty: A Man Ahead of His Time.

Tom Shanahan

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Anna Clark. The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.

Anuli Njoku

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Daniel J. Clark. Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom.

John M. Wegner

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Timothy Cochrane. Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade.

Wayne Ratzlaff

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Dan Egan. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.

Douglas R. Pearsall

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Elizabeth D. Esch. The Color Line and the Assembly Line: Managing Race in the Ford Empire.

Gregory Wood

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Scott Ferkovich. Motor City Champs: Mickey Cochrane and the 1934-1935 Detroit Tigers.

Edwin M. Bradley

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Kristen J. Gremillion. Food Production in Native North America: An Archaeological Perspective.

Kenneth C. Carstens

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Lawrence B. A. Hatter. Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood on the U.S.-Canadian Border.

John T. Fierst

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Deborah Lubera Kawsky. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces..

Dale Allen Gyure

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Scott Kaufman. Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party: A Political Biography of Gerald R. Ford.

Paul V. Murphy

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William Knoedelseder. Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit.

Douglas Knerr

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John K. Lauck, Gleaves Whitney, and Joseph Hogan, eds. Finding a New Midwestern History.

Elizabeth Grennan Browning

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Graydon M. Mients. The Fishing Line: A History of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad.

H. Roger Grant

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Jeremy Milloy. Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80.

Jeffrey S. Rothstein

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James Carl Nelson. The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919.

Kevin T. Hall

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David Andrew Nichols. Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600-1870.

Gillian MacDonald

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Michael Schumacher. Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man’s Survival on the Open Sea.

Frederick Stonehouse

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Joel Stone, ed. Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies.

Keith A. Dye

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Howard A. Tanner. Something Spectacular: My Great Lakes Salmon Story.

Kent LaCombe

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Brian C. Wilson. John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age.

Todd Tremlin

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Daniel Wolff. Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913.

Gabe Logan

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Books Received

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Contributors

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