Wisconsin History

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    This site will not attempt to provide a complete history of Wisconsin. A good bibliography of published histories of Wisconsin will be found at the Bibliography Tab.

    Please note:

    Under Comprehensive References will be found all comprehensive histories of Wisconsin, regardless of their quality, size, or date. Also listed there are various collections of materials that address Wisconsin history.

    Under Major and Minor References will be found all historical material related to Wisconsin that is not reference at another topic on this Site. The distinction between Major and Minor is arbitrary, and may not always be consistent.

    Subtopics of Wisconsin History will be added here when they are of general interest to the webmasters and do not fit elsewhere in the topic structure of this webpage.

    Charles P. Forbes
    July 25, 2012
  • Bibliography

    Major References

    ****. History of Northern Wisconsin. Chicago, 1881. View Full Entry
    ****. Wisconsin Magazine of History. Madison, . View Full Entry (Full text available)
    ****. Wisconsin Writers. [Badger History. V.26 #1 Sept 1972] Madison, 1972. View Full Entry
    ****. Wisconsin. [CD (Anthology of Wisconsin History Books)] Clarkston, GA, 2117. View Full Entry
    ****. Wisconsin Tales and Trails Magazine. Madison, . View Full Entry
    Austin, H. Russell. Wisconsin Story. Milwaukee, 1964. View Full Entry
    Balousek, Marv. Wisconsin Heroes. Oregon, WI, 1995. View Full Entry
    Bates, Paul, Karen and Tom. Collector's Guide to Wisconsin Bottles. [Interactive Book from the Collectibles Database] Goodlettsville, TN, 1990. View Full Entry
    Buenker, John. The Progressive Era, 1893-1914. [The History of Wisconsin, Volume IV] Madison, 1998. View Full Entry
    Buss, Jerry. Krueger Affair, The. Oregon, WI, 1988. View Full Entry
    Campbell, Harry. Wisconsin in Three Centuries, 1634-1905. [Four Volumes, all contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography] New York, 1906. View Full Entry
    Chase, et al.. Famous Wisconsin Women. Madison, 1971. View Full Entry
    Clark, James. Chronicles of Wisconsin. Madison, 1956. View Full Entry
    Cullen, Tim. Ringside Seat. [Second Printing, 2016] Mineral Point, 2016. View Full Entry
    Dunn and Lewis, Eds.. We Were Children Then, Volume II: Stories from the Yarns of Yesteryear Project. Madison, 1982. View Full Entry
    English and Calhoun. Wisconsin Story. Oklahoma City, 1992. View Full Entry
    Gard, et al.. We Were Children Then: Stories from the Yarns of Yesteryear Project. Madison, 1976. View Full Entry
    Gibbon, David, designer; Ted Smart, Producer. Wisconsin A Picture Book to Remember Her By. New York, 1978. View Full Entry
    Glad, Paul. War, a New Era, and Depression, 1914-1940. [This History of Wisconsin, Volume V] Madison, 1990. View Full Entry
    Graffagnino, J. Kevin. Wisconsin Fifteen. Madison, 1998. View Full Entry
    Hebberd, S. S.. History of Wisconsin Under the Dominion of France. [Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography] Madison, 1890. View Full Entry
    Janik, Erika. Short History of Wisconsin. Madison, 2010. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Circus in Wisconsin. [Badger History, Vol. XXX, #3, Jan. 1977] Madison, 1977. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Early Wisconsin Industry. [Badger History, 1967] Madison, 1967. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Ethnic Groups in Wisconsin. [Badger History, Vol. XXIV, #1, Sept. 1970] Madison, 1970. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Hispanics in Wisconsin. [Badger History, Vol. XXXIII, #3, Jan, 1980] Madison, 1980. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed. Norwegians in Wisconsin. [Badger History, Vol. XXVIII, #3, Jan. 1975] Madison, 1975. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Twentieth Century Industry. [Badger History, Vol. XXIV #4, March, 1971] Madison, 1971. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Urban Life: City Development. [Badger History, Vol. XXIII, #2, Nov. 1969] Madison, 1969. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Wisconsin Architecture. [Badger History, Vol. XXII, #1, Sept. 1968] Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, E. Wisconsin Inventors. [Badger History, Vol. XXIII, #4, May, 1970] Madison, 1970. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Wisconsin Negroes. [Badger History, Vol. XXII, #2, Nov. 1968] Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kanetzke, Howard, Ed.. Wisconsin and the Arts. [Badger History, Vol.XXI, #4, March, 1968] Madison, 1968. View Full Entry
    Kenetzke, Howard, Ed.. Poles in Wisconsin. [Badger History, Vol. XXXII, #3, Jan. 1979] Madison, 1979. View Full Entry
    Legler, Henry. Leading Events on Wisconsin History. [Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography] Milwaukee, 1898. View Full Entry
    Muir, John. Story of My Boyhood and Youth. Boston, 1913. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Nesbit, Robert. Wisconsin: A History. [Second Edition Revised and Updated by William F. Thompson] Madison, 1989. View Full Entry
    Olsenius and Zerby. Guide to the History Along Wisconsin's Highways. Wayzata, MN, 1983. View Full Entry
    Peirce and Keefe. Great Lakes States of America. [Part of a series of books (Listed in the Forward) which describe all fifty states.] New York, 1980. View Full Entry
    Raney, William. Wisconsin, A Story of Progress. Appleton, 1970. View Full Entry
    Risjord, Norman. Ten Events that Shaped Wisconsin's History. [Wisconsin Blue Book, 1999-2000, P. 99ff] Madison , 1999. View Full Entry
    Settlement Cook Book Co.. Settlement Cook Book. [Newly Revised and Enlarged, 3rd. Edition. 33rd Edition of the original.] New York, 1976. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Shafer, Mary. Wisconsin: The Way We Were. Minocqua, 1993. View Full Entry
    Smith, Alice. From Exploration to Statehood. [The History of Wisconsin, Volume I] Madison, 1985. View Full Entry
    Smith and Callahan. Making of Wisconsin. [Revised and Enlarged Edition] Eau Claire, 2027. View Full Entry
    Smith, William. The History of Wisconsin in Three Parts. [Three Volumes contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography] Madison, 1854. View Full Entry
    Stein and Marley. More Than They Bargained For. Madison, 2013. View Full Entry
    Thompson, William. Continuity and Change, 1940-1965.. [The History of Wisconsin, Volume VI] Madison, 1988. View Full Entry
    Thwaites, Ruben. Stories of the Badger State. [Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography] New York, 1900. View Full Entry
    Thwaites, Ruben. Story of Wisconsin. [Contained on the CD "Wisconsin" which is number 2119 in this bibliography. The original volume is from the series, "The Story of the States."] Boston, 1890. View Full Entry
    Wells, Robert W.. Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, 1981. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Transactions. Madison, 1870. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Wisconsin, Historical Records Advisory Board. Planning to Preserve Wisconsin's History: The Archival Perspective.. Madison, 1983. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    ****. Wisconsin Trails Magazine. Madison, . View Full Entry
    Gard and Sorden. Romance of Wisconsin Place Names. [A Wisconsin House Book] New York, 1968. View Full Entry
    Legler, Henry. Origin and Meaning of Wisconsin Place-Names. [Transactions of the WI Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. XIV, Part 1. 1902] 1952. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Lesy, Michael. Wisconsin Death Trip. NY, 1973. View Full Entry
    Stevens, Michael, ed.. Yesterday's Future, The Twentieth Century Begins. [Voices of the Wisconsin Past] Madison, 1999. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of. Wisconsin Calendar, 1982. Madison, 1981. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of. Wisconsin Calendar/1983. Madison, 1982. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin, State Historical Society of. Wisconsin Historical Calendar, 1990. Madison, 1989. View Full Entry
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