The Michigan Historical Review

Vol. 28 No. 1               Spring 2002





Disabilities of Marriage: Gender and Law                                                                         1

in Antebellum Michigan

Debra A. Viles


"Behold me a sojourner in the wilderness": Early                                                           33

Encounters with the Georgian Bay

Claire Campbell


"An Economic 'Frankenstein'": UAW Workers' Responses                                           63

to Automation at the Ford Brook Park Plant in the 1950s

Steve Meyer


Research Notes


A War Council for the Drawing Room: Arent                                                                  91

Schuler de Peyster's "Speech to the Western Indians"

Martin W. Walsh


Who Owns Sault Ste. Marie?                                                                                             109

Theresa Schenck




Putting the Spotlight on Headlight                                                                                   121

Le Roy Barnett


Book Reviews


Abraham and Shryock, eds. Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream                  ​ 125

James Goode


Allen and Allen. Tenderness and Turmoil: Letters to a German                                        126

Mother, 1914-1920

Steven M. Nolt


Arrathoon and Davio. Jody's Michigan Adventures                                                             127

Renay Scott


Baldwin. Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate                                   128

Sidney M. Bolkosky


Barnard, ed. Ten Years with Custer: A Seventh Cavalryman's Memoirs                         130

Curt Johnson


Berger. A Milwaukee Woman's Life on the Left: The Autobiography                              131

of Meta Berger

Stephen Burwood


Bibb. The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave                                  132

E. A. S. Demers


Birmingham and Eisenberg. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin                                               133

Kathleen M. W. Thomas


Bjorn. Before Motwon: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-1960                                        135

Sherrie Tucker


Bodnar. Our Towns: Remembering Community in Indiana                                              136

Andrea R. Foroughi


Douglas. Uppermost Canada: The Western District and the Detroit                              137

Frontier, 1800-1850

Colin Read


Dunnigan. Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838                                   138

Andrew R. L. Cayton


Endres. Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber                        139

Factories during World War II

Barbara Speas Havira


Holmio. History of the Finns in Michigan                                                                    ​         140

Melvin G. Holli


Prokopowicz. All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862                                 152

Christopher S. Stowe


Schmiechen. Off the Record: The Unpublished Photographs of Bill Simmons,                154

a Pictorial History of Saugatuck in the '40s and '50s

Jerry L. Foust


Smith and Stolberg. Looking beyond Race: The Life of Otis Milton Smith                       155

Bernadetter Pruitt


Swierenga. Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City                      157

Trudy V. Selleck


Walker and Wilson. The Idlewild Community: Black Eden                                                 158

Arvarh E. Strickland


Wolcott. Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar                     159


Richard W. Thomas


Editor's Page                                                                                                                        ​      161