Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway
In Rumrunning and the Roaring Twenties, Philip P. Mason provides a fascinating look at the excesses and failures of Prohibition in the United States, and specifically in Michigan.
Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes
The Northern Lights captures the beauty, history, and significance of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, and illuminates the rich maritime history of the region.
A History of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula
Strangers and Sojourners, with its integration of social and economic history, for the first time tells the complete story of the people from the Keweenaw Peninsula's Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.
Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895
A fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives featuring the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers.
Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.
Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870
The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document the Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan’s large amount of pure metallic "native" state, and the unique value of these deposits.
Poems, Essays, and Stories
Under the Influence of Water is about moments—how time goes away on a river.
Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905
This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.
A Pioneer Anthology
The Making of Michigan is a wide-ranging collection of primary accounts of life in Michigan during the pioneer period.
The Legacy of Albert Kahn salutes the achievements of one of America's most distinguished architects
A History of Logging in Northern Michigan
Examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.
The Search for a Child Killer
A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It
A fascinating assemblage of old family letters, diaries, journals, photos, and other memorabilia, Michigan Voices introduces the reader to a more personal side of the state’s history.
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.
The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities
From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.
The Story of Upper Michigan
Call It North Country recounts the lives of miners, hunters, trappers, and lumberjacks—the hardy breeds who first populated the harsh land of the Upper Peninsula.
Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.
The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge
This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.
The Story of Mighty Mac
The project—the longest total suspension bridge in the world—would span the Starits of Mackinac where winds exceed eighty miles an hour and ice windrows reach a height of forty feet.