Wisconsin (On-The-Road Histories) (Paperback)

By Mark D. Van Ells

Interlink Books, 9781566566735, 235pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

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Starting with the days that woolly mammoths tramped over the landscape, Mark Van Ells brings us on a journey through the fascinating history of the Badger State. Wisconsin remembers the brutal Black Hawk War and the fall of the first Paleo-Indian residents, the booming migration of thousands of Americans, the conflicted German population during and after the two world wars, and the famous Vietnam protests of University of Wisconsin students. Included are recommended museums, state parks, and other attractions, alongside literary excerpts from authors such as Edna Farber and Laura Ingalls Wilder, who give readers a sense of Wisconsin in different eras. Interlink's new travel series is a glorious, full-color tribute to the cultural, geographic, and historical riches of the United States. These brief histories are as idiosyncratic as the individual states themselves. Each volume shares elements that make any one of them a literate companion for that American classic: the road trip.