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Stories from the wreckage : a Great Lakes maritime history inspired by shipwrecks / John Odin Jensen.

Author/creator Jensen, John Odin author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Madison, WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019.
Description297 pages : illustrations ; cm.
Abstract "Shipwrecks are junction points of history. In seeking to make sense of the submerged material culture found in shipwrecks, this book explores maritime-related stories that shaped the Midwest and the nation during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In shipwrecks, we find stories of the frontier, the environment, immigration, politics, and the rise of large-scale agriculture, lumbering, and heavy industry. Individually and collectively, the chapters that comprise this book also place the Great Lakes against a broader background of international and national maritime processes that shaped the Upper Midwest during the 19th and early 20th centuries. For those interested in the Wisconsin or Midwestern history, yet unfamiliar with ships and the historical power of water, this book will also provide exciting new perspectives for understanding the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Jensen, John Odin, author. Stories from the wreckage Madison, WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019 9780870209031
LCCN 2018049438
ISBN9780870209024 (paperback)
Other class# HIS.2:W 74/2019

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