The HIS-237 Library Research Guide connects students to course texts and resources for completing the required Civic Engagement Project. Use the tabs in the left sidebar to navigate to research help and resource links for researching topics for the 'Points of Conflict' in Michigan History Civic Engagement Project. Need help with your research? Library hours and contact information can be found in the left sidebar of each page. Good luck with your research!
Textbooks used for some HIS 237 classes are available as eBooks. Follow the links below to access the full-text of these books online.
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The fifth edition of Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State presents an update of the best college-level survey of Michigan history, covering the pre-Columbian period to the present. Represents the best-selling survey history of Michigan Includes updates and enhancements reflecting the latest historic scholarship, along with the new chapter 'Reinventing Michigan' Expanded coverage includes the socio-economic impact of tribal casino gaming on Michigan's Native American population; environmental, agricultural, and educational issues; recent developments in the Jimmy Hoffa mystery, and collegiate and professional sports Delivered in an accessible narrative style that is entertaining as well as informative, with ample illustrations, photos, and maps Now available in digital formats as well as print
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Michigan's location among the Great Lakes has positioned it at the crossroads of many worlds. Its first hunters arrived ten thousand years ago, its first farmers arrived about six thousand years after that, and three hundred years ago the French expanded into the territory. This book is a small sample of the words of Michigan's people--a collection of stories, letters, diary entries, news reports, and other documents--that give personal insights into important aspects of Michigan's history. Designed to provoke thought and discussion about Michigan's past, the documents in this reader are expressions of past ideas, markers of change, and windows into the lives of the people who lived during well-known events in Michigan history.