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Who are the people called Hoosiers? What are their stories? Two centuries ago, on the Indiana frontier, they were settlers who created a way of life they passed to later generations. They came to value individual freedom and distrusted government, even as they demanded that government remove Indians, sell them land, and bring democracy. Down to the present, Hoosiers have remained wary of government power and have taken care to guard their tax dollars and their personal independence. Yet the people of Indiana have always accommodated change, exchanging log cabins and spinning wheels for railroads, cities, and factories in the 19th century, automobiles, suburbs, and foreign investment in the 20th. The present has brought new issues and challenges, as Indiana's citizens respond to a rapidly changing world. James H. Madison's sparkling new history tells the stories of these Hoosiers, offering an invigorating view of one of America's distinctive states and the long and fascinating journey of its people.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Hoosiers: An Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-2
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  1. 1 The Place and People before the Americans
  2. pp. 3-19
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  1. 2 The American Nation and the West, 1776–1800
  2. pp. 20-33
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  1. 3 From a Territory to a State, 1800–1816
  2. pp. 34-53
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  1. 4 On the Indiana Frontier
  2. pp. 54-74
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  1. 5 The Evolving Pioneer Economy
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. 6 Pioneers and a Better Life
  2. pp. 96-117
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  1. 7 Pioneer Government and Politics
  2. pp. 118-142
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  1. 8 The Civil War Comes to Indiana
  2. pp. 143-170
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  1. 9 New Ways to Make a Living, 1850–1920
  2. pp. 171-189
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  1. 10 A Hoosier Community, 1850–1920
  2. pp. 190-212
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  1. 11 The Indiana Way of Politics, 1873–1920
  2. pp. 213-233
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  1. 12 Flappers and Klansmen Challenge Traditions: The 1920s
  2. pp. 234-253
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  1. 13 Depression and War Test Hoosiers, 1929–1945
  2. pp. 254-274
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  1. 14 Hoosier Traditions and the Winds of Change
  2. pp. 275-301
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  1. 15 Government, Politics, and the People
  2. pp. 302-331
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  1. 16 Some Thoughts on Twenty-First-Century Hoosiers
  2. pp. 332-338
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 339-384
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 385-388
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 389-402
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  1. About the Author, Production Notes
  2. pp. 403-405
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 406-433
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253013101
Related ISBN
9780253013088
MARC Record
OCLC
892430221
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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