History of the Great Lakes States


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.

Cultural History

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

Documents & Collections

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

Economic History

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

General History

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

Politics & Government

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

Religion

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

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.

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.

 

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