​​The Michigan Historical Review

Vol. 34 No. 2               Fall 2008




Introduction: Modern Borderlands                                                                         vii

Nora Faires


The Permeable Border, the Great Lakes Region, and the                                    1

Canadian-American Relationship

John J. Bukowczyk


The Persistence of Travel and Trade: St. Lawrence River Valley                       17

French Engagés and the American Fur Company, 1818-1840

Nicole St-Onge


Taming the "Savagery" of Michigan's Indians                                                      39

James Z. Schwartz


Navigating the Landscape of Assimilation: The Anishnabeg,                           57

The Lumber Industry, and the Failure of Federal Indian

Policy in Michigan

Bradley J. Gills


Residents by Day, Visitors by Night: The Origins of the Alien                          75

Commuter on the U.S.-Canadian Border during the 1920s

Thomas A. Klug


Detroit and Windsor as Transnational Spaces: A Case Study of                     99

Asian Indian Migrants

Vibha Bhalla


Consuming Freedom: The International Freedom Festival as                          119

Transnational Tourism Strategy on the Windsor-Detroit

Border, 1959-1976

Julie Longo​


Book Reviews


Amato. Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History                    ​         139

Annette Atkins

Barber. A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed                                                                140

Elise Wagner


Blanke. Hell on Wheels: The Promise and Peril of America's Car                                     141

Culture, 1900-1940

Peter D. Norton


Cushner. Why Have You Come Here? The Jesuits and the First                                        143

Evangelization of Native America

Anthony J. Kuzniewski


Geib and Kite. Federal Justice in Indiana: The History of the United                               144

States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Elizabeth R. Osborn


Gray. Meredith Nicholson: A Writing Life                                                                            145

Reynolds J. Scott-Childress


Jung. The Black Hawk War of 1832                                                                                        146

Daniel Flaherty


Lewis. The Changing Face of Public History: The Chicago Historical                              148

Society and the Transformation of an American Museum

Susan N. Smith


Macleod, ed. Mapping in Michigan & the Great Lakes Region                                       149

Daniel P. Glenn


McGarrah. A Temporary Sort of Peace                                                                                150

Ed Martini


Olmanson. The Future City on the Inland Sea: A History of                                             151

Imaginative Geographies of Lake Superior

Terrianne K. Schulte


Perry. The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases                                                                    153

Kristin Olbertson


Pierson and Skocpol, eds. The Transformation of American Politics:                   ​         155

Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism

Andrew Harman

Schmiechen. Raising the Roof: A History of the Buildings and                                             156

Architecture in the Saugatuck and Douglas Area

Jennifer Reut


Skok. More than Neighbors: Catholic Settlements and Day Nurseries                               158

in Chicago, 1893-1930

Patricia Mooney-Melvin


Smith. The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the                             159

American City

James Schmiechen


Visser. Cold, Clear, and Deadly: Unraveling a Toxic Legacy                                                162

Karin Ellison


Watts. In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the                                          163

Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860

Robert Morrissey


Werth. 31 Days: Gerald Ford, the Nixon Pardon, and a Government                                 164

in Crisis

Keith W. Olson


Editor's Page                                                                                                                        ​        167