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Book awards: 50 Essential Michigan History Books

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All aboard! A history of railroads in Michigan by Willis F. Dunbar
At the Crossroads: Michilimackinac During the American Revolution (Michigan) by David A. Armour
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History by Helen Hornbeck Tanner
Before the ghetto; black Detroit in the nineteenth century by David M. Katzman
The Birth of Mass Political Parties in Michigan, 1827-1861 by Ronald P. Formisano
Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert
The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920 by Olivier Zunz
Cornflake crusade by Gerald Carson
Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines by Larry Lankton
Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan (Great Lakes Books) by Theodore J. Karamanski
Detroit: Race and Uneven Development (Comparitive American Cities) by Joe Darden
Eighty Acres (The Condord Library Series) by Ronald Jager
Expanding the frontiers of civil rights : Michigan, 1948-1968 by Sidney Fine
Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History, 1783-1933 by Margaret Beattie Bogue
For Faith and Fortune: The Education of Catholic Immigrants in Detroit, 1805-1925 (Statue of Liberty Ellis Island) by JoEllen McNergney Vinyard
Ford: Decline and Rebirth 1933-1962 by Allan Nevins3 vols.
Ford: Expansion and Challenge 1915-1933 by Allan Nevins3 vols.
Ford: The Times, the Man, the Company by Allan Nevins3 vols.
Frank Murphy: The Detroit Years by Sidney Fine3 vols.
Frank Murphy: The New Deal Years by Sidney Fine3 vols.
Frank Murphy: The Washington Years by Sidney Fine3 vols.
Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (Great Lakes Books) by Brian Leigh Dunnigan
Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation by Willard Carl Klunder
Life for Us Is What We Make It : Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915–1945 by Richard Walter Thomas
The Making of Michigan 1820-1860: A Pioneer Anthology (Great Lakes Books) by Justin L. Kestenbaum
Michigan Place Names by Walter Romig
Michigan's Lumbertowns: Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905 (Great Lakes Books) by Jeremy W. Kilar
Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis F. Dunbar
The Middle Ground: Indian, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by Richard White
The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor by Nelson Lichtenstein
A most unique machine; the Michigan origins of the American automobile industry by George S. May
The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes (Great Lakes Books) by Charles K. Hyde
The Old Northwest: Pioneer Period, 1815–1840 [2-volume set] by R. Carlyle Buley
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue
People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan by James Clifton
Pontiac and the Indian Uprising by Howard H. Peckham
The public image of Henry Ford : an American folk hero and his company by David Lanier Lewis
Reform in Detroit: Hazen S. Pingree and urban politics by Melvin G. Holli
Retrieving Michigan's Buried Past: The Archaeology of the Great Lakes State (Bulletin) by John R. Halsey
Rites of Conquest: The History and Culture of Michigan's Native Americans by Charles E. Cleland
Rumrunning and the Roaring Twenties: Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway (Great Lakes Books) by Philip P. Mason
Settling the Great Lakes Frontier : Immigration to Michigan 1837-1924 by C. Warren Vander Hill
Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of 1936-1937 by Sidney Fine
State of war : Michigan in World War II by Alan Clive
Steamboats & sailors of the Great Lakes by Mark L. Thompson
Strangers and sojourners : a history of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula by Arthur W. Thurner
The Territory of Michigan [1805-1837] by Alec R. Gilpin
This Is Detroit: 1701-2001 (Great Lakes Books) by Arthur M. Woodford
Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967 by Sidney Fine
Waiting for the Morning Train: An American Boyhood (Great Lakes Books) by Bruce Catton
The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest by Alec R. Gilpin
Weeks, George's Stewards of the State the Governors of Michigan by Weeks, George published by Historical Soc of Michigan [Hardcover] (1987) by George Weeks
The Women's Great Lakes Reader by Victoria Brehm
The Yankee West: Community Life on the Michigan Frontier by Susan E. Gray

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The following list of 50 essential works of Michigan history was selected by a team of noted historians assembled by the Library of Michigan

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