The Michigan Historical Review
Volume 42 No. 2 Fall 2016
Assistant US Attorney Ella Mae Backus: "A most 1
important figure in the legal profession in the
Western District of Michigan"
Ruth S. Stevens
Imagining a Pure Michigan Landscape: 31
Advertisers, Tourists, and the Making of
Michigan's Northern Vacationlands
"The Exploded Humbug": Antebellum Michigan, 53
Personal Liberty Laws, and States' Rights
Matthew R. Thick
A Metis Family in the Detroit River Region and 67
Pays d'en Haut
Money Men, Misdemeanors, and Motorcar Makers: 81
The Uncompromising Vision of Henry Ford and
Those He Left Behind
Douglas P. Gleason
Dora Apel. Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and 97
the Anxiety of Decline.
Thomas F. Army, Jr. Engineering Victory: How Teaching 98
Won the Civil War.
Steven J. Ramold
Kevin M. Ball. Adversity & Justice: A History of the 100
United States Bankruptcy Court foe the Eastern District
Laura B. Bartell
John P. Bowes. Land Too Good for Indians: Northern 101
Gregory Evans Dowd. Groundless: Rumors, Legends, 102
and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier.
Jacob F. Lee
Don Faber. James Jesse Strang: The Rise and Fall of 104
Michigan's Mormon King.
Mark S. Fleisher. Living Black: Social Life in an 105
African American Neighborhood.
Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tuckers, 107
eds. A Fluid Frontier: Slavery Resistance, and the
Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland.
Harry Bradshaw Matthews
John Gallagher. Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity. 108
Ruth E. Mills
Thomas M. Grace. Kent State: Death and Dissent in the 110
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby. Enduring Truths: Sojurner's 111
Shadows and Substance.
Curtis M. Hinsley and David R. Wilcox, eds. Coming of 113
Age in Chicago: The 1893 World's Fair and the Coalescence
of American Anthropology.
Rory G. McCarthy
Russell M. Magnaghi. The French in Michigan. 114
Leslie Page Moch
Jay C. Martin. General Henry A. Baxter, 7th Michigan 116
Volunteer Infantry: A Biography.
Lesley J. Gordon
Frederick W. Mayer. A Setting for Excellence: The 117
Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann
Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan.
E. Wesley Reynolds, III
Micheal A. McDonnell. Masters of Empire: Great 118
Lakes Indians and the Making of America.
Stephen Meyer. Manhood on the Line: 120
Working-Class Masculinitites in the American
Todd M. Michney
Robert Micheal Morrissey. Empire by Collaboration: 121
Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial
Mary Navarre, OP, ed. Tapestry in Time: The Story of 123
the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1966-2012.
Mary Beth Fraser Connolly
Douglass Noverr. Michigan State University: The Rise 124
of a Research University and the New Mellennium, 1970-2005.
Bryan R. Whitledge
Stephanie Steinberg. In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 126
125 Years at the Michigan Daily.
Laurie S. Miller
Books Received 129