History of the Great Lakes States – & Great Lakes Region


History of Ohio, Indiana,

Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin

& the U.S. Great Lakes Region

Free Online Books, Articles & Maps

 

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Biographies and Memoirs

Books and articles on the lives of famous Americans, political leaders, pioneers etc. Also first-person accounts of everyday life and historic events.

Great Lakes Biographies & Memoirs

 

Illinois Biographies & Memoirs

 

Indiana Biographies & Memoirs

 

Michigan Biographies & Memoirs

 

Ohio Biographies & Memoirs

 

Wisconsin Biographies & Memoirs

Cultural History

Books and articles about literature, education, theater, fine arts, journalism, recreation, and architecture.

Great Lakes Cultural History

 

Illinois Cultural History

 

Indiana Cultural History

 

Michigan Cultural History

 

Ohio Cultural History

 

Wisconsin Cultural History

Documents & Collections

Legislative acts, letters, official papers, treaties, and state constitutions.
Collections of government documents, manuscripts, portraits, private papers, court records, etc.

Great Lakes History: Documents & Collections of Records

 

Illinois History: Documents & Collections of Records

 

Indiana History: Documents & Collections of Records

 

Michigan History: Documents & Collections of Records

 

Ohio History: Documents & Collections of Records

 

Wisconsin History: Documents & Collections of Records

Economic History

Books and articles about business, work, railroads, roads, shipping, farming, manufacturing, banking, medicine, mining, logging etc.

Great Lakes Economic History

 

Illinois Economic History

 

Indiana Economic History

 

Michigan Economic History

 

Ohio Economic History

 

Wisconsin Economic History

General History

Books and articles meant as histories of a state or region. Works not classified in other categories.

Great Lakes General History

 

Illinois General History

 

Indiana General History

 

Michigan General History

 

Ohio General History

 

Wisconsin General History

Politics & Government

Books and articles about territorial governments, state and local governments, political parties, state constitutions, statehood, and legislation.

Great Lakes History Politics & Government

 

Illinois History Politics & Government

 

Indiana History Politics & Government

 

Michigan History Politics & Government

 

Ohio History Politics & Government

 

Wisconsin History Politics & Government

Religion

Books and articles about denominations and churches, missionary efforts among Native Americans, and religious activities.

History of Religion in the Great Lakes

 

History of Religion in Illinois

 

History of Religion in Indiana

 

History of Religion in Michigan

 

History of Religion in Ohio

 

History of Religion in Wisconsin

Social History

Books and articles about everyday life, women, crime, ethnic groups, slavery and anti-slavery, African American history, immigrants, utopian communities, and social issues.

Great Lakes Social History

 

Illinois Social History

 

Indiana Social History

 

Michigan Social History

 

Ohio Social History

 

Wisconsin Social History

War & Military

Books and articles about wars in the Great Lakes region and other U.S. wars. Conflict with Native Americans; military actions other than in wars.
Works about forts and posts, military operations and military life.

Conflict, War and Military History in the Great Lakes

 

Conflict, War and Military History in Illinois

 

Conflict, War and Military History in Indiana

 

Conflict, War and Military History in Michigan

 

Conflict, War and Military History in Ohio

 

Conflict, War and Military History in Wisconsin

 

Abraham Lincoln

Life of Abraham Lincoln. Biographies, novels; his written works and speeches.

Abraham Lincoln: Books & other Resources

History of Ships and Boats on the Great Lakes

Books and articles about shipping on the Great Lakes and rivers.

Navigation on the Great Lakes & the Region’s Rivers

Settlers Guides

Hand-books and guides for prospective settlers, “Emigrants’ Guides”, and geographical descriptions.

Settlers’ Guides for the Great Lakes Region