The Michigan Historical Review

Vol. 31 No. 2               Fall 2005




A Catholic Dilemma: White Flight in Northwest Flint                                                              1

Thomas C. Henthorn


A Great Revolution in Feeling: The American Civil War in                                                    43

Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan

Peter Bratt


Ionia and Houghton Lake State Road: Michigan's First                                                        67

Designated State Swamp Land Road

Hudson Keenan


"The Necessities of the Case": The Response to the Great                                                  91

Thumb Fire of 1881

Philip G. Terrie


The Fruit Belt Line: Southwest Michigan's Failed Railroad                                                 117

Graydon M. Meints


Michigan in 1848: As Described by Traugott Bromme in                                                    149

Hist Handbook for German Emigrants

Richard L. Bland


Book Reviews


Amnéus. Separate Spheres: Dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden                                    155

Age, 1877-1922

Abby Sue Fisher


Bak. A Distant Thunder: Michigan in the Civil War                                                              156

John Richard Maass


Barnard. American Vanguard: The United Auto Workers during the                               157

Reuther Years, 1935-1970

Chris Wilhelm


Boyler. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and                                          ​          158

Murder in the Jazz Age

Robert Heinrich

Cohen. The Racketeer's Progress: Chicago and the Struggle for the                                 159

Modern American Economy, 1900-1940

Joshua A. T. Salzmann


Dixon. Never Come to Peace Again: Pontiac's Uprising and the Fate                               161

of the British Empire in North America

John Reda


Dougherty. More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School                              162

Reform in Milwaukee

Jennifer Roady-Lawson


Erdmans. The Grasinski Girls: The Choices They Had and the Choices                            163

They Made

Jane Berger


Farber. Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors                      165

Michael Jo


Frei. Third Down and a War to Go: The All-American 1942                                               166

Wisconsin Badgers

Shane Butterfield


Fuerst, ed. When Public Housing Was Paradise: Building Community                           167

in Chicago

Benjamin Francis-Fallon


Hershock. The Paradox of Progress: Economic Change, Individual                                168

Enterprise, and Political Culture in Michigan, 1837-1878

John W. Quist


Planisek. Reliving Lighthouse Memories: 1930s-1970s                                                      169

Stephanie Mathson


Pratt. Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York,                                 171


Lee L. Willis III


Richter. Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of                                172

Public Domesticity

Denise Spivey


Letter to the Editor                                                                                                                  174


Editor's Page                                                                                                                 ​           175